Dr Jitendra interacts with first 20 All India IAS toppers

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, flanked by Ishita Kishore, Garima Lohia and Uma Harathi, the first three All India IAS toppers, who called on him at DoPT, North Block on Tuesday.
Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, flanked by Ishita Kishore, Garima Lohia and Uma Harathi, the first three All India IAS toppers, who called on him at DoPT, North Block on Tuesday.

Excelsior Correspondent
NEW DELHI, May 30 : Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology, MoS PMO, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space and MoS Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dr Jitendra Singh, who is also the Minister Incharge Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), today interacted with and felicitated the first 20 All India Toppers of IAS / Civil Services Exam 2022, who called on him at the DoPT headquarters at North Block here. The result of the exam was declared on 23rd of May 2023.
Among the first 20 IAS/Civil Services toppers invited by Dr Jitendra Singh said, first four toppers and 60 percent out of top 20 happen to be women and this is a great reflection of demographic change happening in the last 9 nine years of Prime Minister Narendra Modi Government, where India is moving from women participation to women leadership. He recalled that last year also the top three toppers were women and hoped that hattrick will be made in 2023 Civil Services Examination.
Dr Jitendra Singh also underlined that this year out of top 20, there are only 8 engineers and one medico, while the rest are from humanities.He welcomed this change describing it democratisation of services through optimum use of technology.
The Minister also took note of the demographic change happening over the last few years and said that they represent a pan-India coverage as these candidates hail from the States/UTs of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, Maharashtra, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Telangana. He said, this gender and demographic change augurs well for a diverse country like India. The Minister also underlined that even candidates having done schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Navodaya School and Government schools are cracking the exam, while earlier it was mostly confined to elite schools.
In his welcome address to the top-20 rankers and their family members, Dr Jitendra Singh described the 2022 batch of Civil Servants as the “Batch of Change Leaders”, as they will be in key positions of Governance, when India will celebrate 100 years of Independence after 25 years as one of the frontline countries of the world.
Dr Jitendra Singh also informed the officers that there is a huge and positive change in curricula in LBSNAA in tune with modern times, and apart from Mission Karmayogi and Mission Prarambh, young probationers will have a 3-month stint of mentorship at the Central Government before getting the respective State or Union Territory to join the allocated cadre.
On the occasion, Dr Jitendra Singh also released the IAS Civil list 2023. The publication of e-book IAS Civil list 2023 has enabled the Department of Personnel & Training to do away with the traditional way of printing of voluminous IAS Civil list. The e-book IAS Civil list is an effort by the Department to contribute towards the Digital India initiative of the Government of India. This move will also lead to economic utilisation of resources by reducing expenditure towards publishing of the civil list. This e-book IAS Civil List 2023, contains photographs as well the following information of the IAS officers of all the State Cadres.
Every year DOP&T issues a Civil List of IAS officers working throughout the country at various levels. Availability of the Civil List for all the concerned stakeholders as well as the general public is a vital source of information on the IAS officers manning various posts. This is the 68th edition of Civil List and third edition of e-book in pdf, being launched in 2023, with unique search facilities and hyperlinking of contents for ease of access of information at a click of button.