New Delhi: A Provincial Civil Service (PCS) Officer, Rinku Singh Rahee, Passed the 2021 Union Civil Service Commission (UPSC) Examination with the rank of 683 and proved that hard work pays off . Rahee’s journey is an inspiration to many others, as he is the same person who was shot seven times in March 2009.
A PCS officer from the 2007 batch, Rahee exposed an Rs 83 crore scholarship scam during his service at Mujjafarnagar. Eight people have been charged in the case and four have been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Those responsible for the scam decided to take revenge, resulting in Rahee being shot seven times, three of which hit him in the face, leaving him disfigured, blind in one eye and hearing impaired in one ear.
Rahee’s troubles didn’t end there as he was later sent to a psychiatric ward for protesting “too much”, IANS news agency reported.
However, his fate did not stop Rahee from working on what he believed was making a difference.
He told IANS: “During my ordeal, I was not fighting the system. The system was fighting me. I was hospitalized for four months, but my medical leave is “pending” approval until now. »
When the UPSC 2021 exam results were released, Rahee was delighted to have passed the exam as it was his last attempt. He told NDTV he appeared for it as his students told him to try. Rahee has been teaching IAS wannabes for years.
In a conversation with NDTV, he said, “For me, the interest of the public is important. If there is ever a conflict between personal interest and the public interest, I will choose the public interest.
Rahee, 40, now has an eight-year-old son and he says he has now learned to handle things better as the first attack caught him off guard.
“Now I make my observations very transparent and post them on social media because my death will remove all evidence of scams,” he said, as his death would have meant the destruction of all evidence of the scam.