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May 2, 2017

Youth of Northeast Urged to join Civil Service-Mission-100

May 2, 2017:‘’When it comes to civil services, northeast cuts a sorry figure. In 2014, there were only 13 students, who cleared the allied services; and in 2015, the result was less than 0.67% of the total results whereas, in Delhi and Rajasthan the percentage successful candidate was more than 100 candidates. This is a consistent result of Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan for very simple reason- that is owing to having a well-structured training institutions for civil service in these states’’-Dr. Biren K Gohain, former Home Secretary, Government of Assam has stated in a roundtable discussion, held by the premier institute for Civil Service Training “North East Institute of Advanced Studies (Northeast-IAS). The roundtable discussion was attended by senior bureaucrats of Government of Assam, educationalists, senior journalists, representatives of the civic society and student community.

The Northeast -IAS has initiated ‘’Mission-100’’ aiming to produce 100 civil servants in five year time period from the northeast states. As part of this mission, Northeast IAS is conducting action-led and result-based training in Guwahati, attracting students from the entire north-eastern region.

While speaking on the occasion, Chandra Kanta Das, former Principal Secretary of Government of Assam and current member of North Eastern Council (NEC) highlighted the fact that “the talent pools of northeast India needs to be motivated and nurtured to join in the prestigious civil services of Government of India.’’ He also stated that ‘the overall socio-economic development of northeast India is going to be possible only with constructive and dedicated service to the nations by the northeastern youth’’.

Ranjeet Borthakur, member of Assam Public Service Commission, who was instrumental in reforming the APSC in the recent time congratulated North East-IAS for its Mission-100 and stressed upon the necessity of quality pre-examination trainings.

A book with the title ‘’Development of Northeast India-Beyond Bootstraps’’ was also inaugurated in the event, which is authored by nationally acclaimed economist Dr. Ajit K Neog and senior faculty of the North East-IAS. While releasing the book, Senior reporter, Indian Express, Samudra Gupta Kashyap illuminated the Northeast India has always been considered as a land of opportunities but it is equally regarded as a region afflicted with problems. What are those issues that come in the way of development in Northeast and what possible solution could be brought to end these problems are discussed in this book. Dignitaries such as Deven Borah, President Assam College Teachers’ Association Kamrup has praised Northeast-IAS for efforts to provide free coaching to poor students and stated that intellectual works such as the book on North East Development will surely provide an insight into some of the very important issues of Northeast and possible solutions. The event was moderated by Nripen Sarmah, Director, Academics, NorthEast-IAS.