Sat, 05 May 2012 11:53:18 GMT

Haryana, Punjab girls bag top two spots in civil services

Chandigarh: Two young women from Haryana and Punjab, the states with one of the worst sex ratios in the country, have secured the top two ranks in the civil services examination.


Haryana, Punjab girls bag top two spots in civil services

Shena Aggarwal of Haryana's Yamunanagar town and Rukmani Riar of Punjab's Hoshiarpur town have bagged the top two ranks (No. 1 and 2 respectively), beating male candidates.

Chandigarh's Prince Dhawan secured the third rank in the country and the first among male candidates.

The results of the CSE were declared by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in New Delhi Friday.

While Shena, 25, is a doctor who had cleared the Indian Revenue Services (IRS) examination last year, Rukmani, 24, is a post-graduate in social sciences from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai.

Yamunanagar town is about 85 km from Chandigarh while Hoshiarpur is nearly 140 km from here in Punjab.


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