One of the most difficult things is, to crack the civil services exam. Many aspire to become IAS and IPS officers but also fail due to the lack of motivation to succeed.
No matter if you are taking well-known coaching classes to clear the exam or simply studying at home, your determination and hard work will decide your future. Like, C Vanmathi was a cattle herder but her hard work helps her to become a District Collector.
Vanmathi, a native of Erode district in Tamil Nadu spent most of her time studying and herding but she has dreams that she wanted to fulfil and at last she did.
She born and brought up in a low-income family where her mother only educates her not even graduate, but she reached so far, “My father works as a car driver, and my conviction that education has the power to uplift our status gave me the impetus to study further,” she says.
The civil services have less-than-ideal experiences and former IAS officer Ms P. Sivakami said, “Earlier a lot of policy decisions used to be brought about by IAS officers. Now the government decides most of the things. The inputs of civil servants in policy decisions have reduced. Civil servants are more involved in licensing, controlling, monitoring, evaluating and implementing the measures put forth by the government," she adds.
While Vanmathi has the different approach, she is optimistic, “At the district level, to work in even implementation is good. One has to withstand the pressure,” she says.
Every youth's hope is reflected in her words. “You [officers] can stand up to authority if you want. You will have to face what comes. In every subject, cultivate knowledge, and how clever you are inputting across your idea will decide your success.”
Vanmathi wants to discard the barriers that come in the way of women empowerment, “I want to make society better towards women. Now marriage is foregrounded and education of women takes a back seat. I wish to work towards changing this.”
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