An OBC candidate from Andhra Pradesh, Mutyalaraju Revu, has topped the Civil Services Examination 2006. Revu’s father is a farmer in the Krishna district in the state. Revu, a product of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, had cleared the UPSC exam and had selected for the Indian Police Service in 2005. Revu, in his third attempt in this exam, made it to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) the dream of every UPSC aspirants.
Hr said after topping the list:
It is the support of my parents, friends and roommates that is responsible for this grand success.
We divided a period of five months into different segments and prepared according to the plan we made. Sheer hardwork, perseverance and confidence have contributed to the success.
He said further that an unfortunate incident, in which six of his friends had died, enthused him to go for the IAS. He said that some of my friends once came to his village, which lacks proper transport, education and medical facilities. Later, six of them drowned while swimming and died in the sea and we could do nothing because there was no infrastructure as road and hospital. That incident forced him to join IAS.
Presently, Revu is at the National Police Academy in Hyderabad. He said that his center of concentration will be on rural development because 70 per cent of the people live in rural India and there are not enough facilities even after 59 years of independence.
Some three lakh candidates had appeared in this exam this year and the UPSC has recommended 474 candidates in which 101 are women. Among the 474 successful candidates, 214 are from general category, 144 OBCs, 80 Scheduled Caste and 36 from Scheduled Tribe.