: Meet Manoj Kumar(461 Rank)
- Railway man cracks UPSC
he checks tickets of passengers on trains, tomorrow he could be a top-notch
officer in the Indian Railways.
Manoj Kumar (32), a train ticket examiner (TTE), who has been ranked 461 in the
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) results declared recently.
was a dream come true for the TTE posted in the Ranchi division.
was the goal of my life to qualify in the UPSC exam. I am happy that my midnight
toil for the past six years has finally borne fruit,â€ said Kumar, originally a
resident of Bikramganj in Bihar.
a country where political contacts work everywhere, Kumar could have chosen the
easy way out.
his father is Sant Prasad Singh (80), a former MLA in Bikramganj.
Kumar joined the railway in 1997 as a TTE in Nagpur and was transferred to
Ranchi division in 2002.
desire to upgrade himself motivated Kumar to work hard despite several hours of
could not clear the test five times but that did not deter him.
I reached home every evening after work I was left with little energy to study
for the examination. But an inner urge to succeed in life kept pushing me,â€ he
he had completed his degree in sociology from BHU in 1995, Kumar chose to
compete in the examination with geography and history as his subjects.
was so focused that he decided not to get married until he cleared the UPSC
decided not to marry till I crack the civil services examination,â€ said Kumar,
who has been working in the railway for 11 years.
that he has achieved his dream, is he getting ready for married life?
immediately, said the TTE, as he wants to take a â€œbreak from his worriesâ€
he has fallen in love.
â€œchhuk chhukâ€ sound of trains has him hooked and he has opted for the
he is not sure if he would be given his choice of service â€” the Indian Railway
Traffic Service or the Indian Railway Personnel Service.
I have a rich experience working with the railway, it would be good for the
Indian Railways if I am allotted this commission,â€ the TTE added.