The 25-year-old woman, Namrata Jain hails from Geedam town in Dantewada district, Chhattisgarh — one of the worst-hit Naxal regions in the country. Naxalites are known for blowing up whatever they see. They target from roads to bridges and sometimes even schools.
She got 12th rank in the civil services exam, the result of which was declared recently by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
Namrata Jain was ranked 99th in the 2016 civil services exam. The result of civil services examination 2018 was declared on April 5. A total of 759 candidates were recommended for different government services. She got Indian Police Service (IPS) and is undergoing training at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad.
“I always wanted to be a collector. When I was in Class 8, a woman officer had come to my school. Later I was told she was the collector. I was quite impressed by her. At that time, I had decided to become a collector” Jain quoted news agency PTI. “The place I come from is badly affected by Naxalism. People there lack basic facilities like education. I want to serve the people of my state” added Jain.
She said bringing development to Dantewada could be the best way to check naxalism there.
While her father is a local businessman, mother is a housewife and her brother aspires to become a chartered accountant.
The civil services examination is conducted annually by the UPSC in three stages — preliminary, main and interview — to select officers for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others.