UPSC result 2016 topper Nandini to opt for IAS, wants to work in India

Nandini K R, who hails from Karnataka, has topped the prestigious civil services examination

Nandini K R, who hails from Karnataka, has topped the prestigious civil services examination, the result of which was declared today by the UPSC.

She had taken the exam last year.

As many as 1,099 candidates have been recommended for various government services.

Nandini said she wants to join the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) to serve the people of India, rather become a diplomat.

“I want to join IAS and not IFS (Indian Foreign Service), as I want to be in India and serve the people. Though challenging, I will get an opportunity to learn and work for the people,” Nandini told IANS from Haryana’s Faridabad on phone.

Excited to be a topper as a woman and from Karnataka, Nandini said her friends were joking since a week that she would be a topper and should get ready to celebrate the occasion.

“I didn’t believe when they said so. I told them not to joke but wait for the results. I feel very happy and also relieved as the anxiety is over,” said Nandini, a probationary officer with the Revenue Department in the Union Finance Ministry since 2016 after she was selected in 2015 under the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) category.

“I appeared for the UPSC exams for the first time in 2014 and got selected in 2015 under the IRS category. I am at Faridabad for training in the revenue service,” she said. Read more

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