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Odisha’s Anshuman Kamila tops IES exam

Bhubaneswar: Anshuman Kamila from Odisha has topped the prestigious Indian Economic Service (IES) exam 2019.

Anshuman Kamila is among the 32 candidates, who have qualified the IES exam, the results of which were declared by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday.

Anshuman is the son of former Chief Postmaster General (CPMG) of Odisha Santosh Kumar Kamila and Odissi vocalist and Professor of Economics at Utkal University, Mitali Chinara.

“I would like to credit my success to my family and well-wishers. It’s their blessings and support which always encouraged me to follow my passion which brought me the success today,” said Anshuman in a video message to media on Saturday.

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday congratulated Anshuman.

“Proud and Happy to know that Odia boy Shri Anshuman Kamila has topped the UPSC Indian Economic Service Examination 2019!,” tweeted Pradhan.

“Anshuman, who is the son of former Post Master General of Odisha Shri Santosh Kamila and Smt. Mitalli Chinnara, Professor in Economics, Utkal University has continued the family tradition of bringing laurels to the State. Attaboy!, the Minister tweeted.

Anshuman did his M.Phil in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and is currently employed at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).