New Delhi: Women candidates have bagged all the three top slots in the prestigious Civil Services examination to select IAS and IPS officers among others.Customs official, Ira Singhal has topped the examination followed by Renu Raj and Nidhi Gupta, who have secured second and third positions respectively, according to the results announced by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) today.
Ira and Nidhi, who hail from Delhi, are Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) officers whereas, Renu Raj is a doctor by profession. She hails from Kerala.
“I am really very happy. I can’t believe this. I just prepared for the examination,” Ira told PTI.
Ira topped the exam in general category despite being physically handicapped. “I want to be an IAS officer. I want to do something for the benefit of Physically challenged people,” she said.
Renu Raj got the second rank in her first attempt. “I am extremely happy to know the result. I have been preparing for the exam for the last one year,” she told PTI from Thiruvananthapuram.
Renu Raj, who works in a hospital in Kollam in Kerala, hails from Kottayam.
Third rank holder Nidhi said it is a proud moment for her to get selected in the examination. “It is really a proud moment. I put in lot of hard work and finally it paid,” she said. Nidhi is presently Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise.