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Woman from naxal-hit Chhattisgarh gets 12th rank in civil services exam

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A 25-year-old woman from Chhattisgarh's district, one of the worst-hit Naxal regions in the country, has got the 12th rank in the exam, the result of which was declared recently by the (UPSC).

Namrata Jain, who hails from Geedam town in Dantewada, ranked 99th in the 2016 exam. She got and is undergoing training at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy,

I always wanted to be a When I was in Class 8, a had come to my school. Later I was told she was the I was quiet impressed by her. At that time only, I had decided to become a collector, Jain told over phone from

She said a Naxal-triggered blast that hit the police station in her town a long time ago encouraged her to join the to serve the poor and bring development to the Maoist-affected area.

The place I come from is badly affected by naxalism. People there lack basic facility like education. I want to serve the people of my state, said Jain, who is hopeful of getting (IAS) this time.

She said bringing development to 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

She studied till Class 10 in Thereafter, she went to Bhilai in Chhattisgharh where she completed Bachelor of Engineering.

The result of civil services examination 2018 was declared on April 5.

A total of 759 candidates were recommended for different

Kanishak Kataria, a from IIT Bombay, has topped the civil services examination 2018.

The civil services examination is conducted annually by the in three stages -- preliminary, main and interview -- to select officers for , (IFS) and among others.

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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 11:55 IST