Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu congratulated all rank holders of the Union Public Service Commission examinations on Saturday. He made special mention of first rank holder Durishetty Anudeep from Telangana.
Naidu took to Twitter to wish the rank holders.
“I congratulate all the rank holders of Civil Services 2017 Examination, including first ranker Shri Durishetty Anudeep from Telangana,” he wrote.
“Hard work, dedication, committed approach will always bring laurels,” added the vice-President.
“I wish all the very best for their future endeavors. #CivilServices2017,” read the tweet.
I congratulate all the rank holders of Civil Services 2017 Examination, includung first ranker Shri Durishetty Anudeep from Telangana.
Hard work, dedication, committed approach will always bring laurels.
I wish all the very best for their future endeavors. #CivilServices2017 pic.twitter.com/e13wpMBFou
— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) April 28, 2018
Durishetty Anudeep, an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer since December 2014, secured the top position in the Civil Services Exam 2017 in his fifth attempt.
Currently serving as an Assistant Tax Commissioner in Hyderabad, 27-year-old Durishetty studied while working. He was previously working as a product quality analyst with Google.
Durishetty hails from Metpally in Telangana’s Karimnagar district. In 2011, he is an engineering graduate in Electronics and Instrumentation from BITS (Pilani).
According to reports, Durishetty, the son of a retired government engineer, credits his parents for his success.
Over 4 lakh of the reported 9.5 lakh applicants appeared for the UPSC preliminary examination in 2017. Of them 13,366 candidates qualified for the main examination held in October-November 2017. Just 2,568 candidates qualified the main and appeared for the Personality Test conducted in February-April 2018.
In the final result, 990 candidates, including 750 men and 240 women, qualified for appointment to the various civil service sections.
Anu Kumari, a science graduate from Delhi University and MBA from IMT Nagpur, came second. The lady from Sonepat in Haryana is the mother of a 4-year-old.
Eight of the top 25 candidates are women. Sachin Gupta (3rd), Atul Prakash (4th) and Pratham Kaushik (5th) completed the top five.