Dr Amitpal Sharma of Ludhiana improved his ranking to 17 in the Civil Services exams. He had secured 600th rank in his first attempt and 139th rank in second. Another city resident Ayush Garg, a chartered accountant, notched 63th rank in his first attempt.MS general surgery student Dr Rakesh Kumar of Hoshiarpur secured 91st rank. Having witnessed the “poor state” of health services, he resolved to shift from the medical to the administrative line. He decided to join the administrative services so as to improve the system.Son of urologist Dr Anoop Kumar and Hoshiarpur DAV college managing committee chief Prof Jasvira Minhas, Rakesh wants to bring radical changes in the public health system.
“I want to bring the public health system on a par with private health facilities as poor people have no money to pay and the government sector is not properly equipped,” says Rakesh.Talking to The Tribune, Dr Rakesh said he saw the harsh reality during his rural posting for internship while he was pursuing his MBBS from the DMC, Ludhiana. Last year too, he had cleared the exam but he was offered railway services as he had secured rank 645.Hena of Gidderbaha cracks it in 1st attemptHena Kumar Sukhna, daughter of Davinder Kumar, who recently retired as Additional Chief Secretary of Assam, native of Sukhna Ablu village in the Gidderbaha sub-division, also cleared the UPSC exam with 182 rank.
Hena, 26, a law graduate from Delhi University, had appeared for the first time in the exam. “She has played lawn tennis at the national level. Besides, she is an avid swimmer. She intends to make a big splash in the literary world as well,” said her uncle Rajinder Garg.Barnala youth is 155th, Sangrur girl 471stBarnala/Sangrur: Ketan Bansal of Barnala and Chandandeep Kaur from Sangrur secured 155th rank and 471st rank, respectively, in the civil services examination. Bansal is son of a cloth merchant in Barnala while Chandandeep Kaur’s father DPS Grewal is Superintending Engineer (SE) in PSPCL. This was Bansal’s fifth attempt. He is posted as assistant divisional finance manager at Teen Sukhia in Assam. Chandandeep Kaur, who did her MBBS degree from Guru Ram Dass Medical College, Amritsar, is currently working as resident medical officer at Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, Delhi.
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