IPS officer plays `mentor’ to civil services aspirants

Hyderabad: A senior IPS officer in Telangana mentored over 80 candidates who cleared this year’s Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination.

Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat
Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat

Rachakonda police commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat provided guidance to more than 300 candidates for the personality test, a part of UPSC exam, this year, and 84 of them passed.

“There are more than 50 successful candidates from Maharashtra including three in the top 100, besides candidates from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu whom I assisted in preparation for the personality test,” Bhagwat said.

“A total of 84 candidates I mentored have passed the exam…I am happy, what more a mentor wants,” he said.

Bhagwat and some other IAS and IPS officers had started WhatsApp groups for candidates from Maharashtra, AP, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, through which they provided guidance.

Bhagwat personally provided coaching for UPSC interview at Telangana Study Circle in Hyderabad.

“Muzammil Khan (ranked 22), Rizwanbasha Shaik (48) and P Anvesh Reddy (80) are among the top candiates from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh while from Maharashtra three candidates made it to top 100, including Vishvanjali Gaikwad (11), Swapnil Patil (55) and Prajit Nair (87),” Bhagwat said.