2015, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) topper Tina Dabi, has been allocated to serve in Rajasthan cadre and not Haryana, which was her first choice.
UPSC Toppers. PTI
She had said:
While Dabi had focused on Haryana to help achieve gender equality, she can also make her mark in Rajasthan as sex ratio is below national average there as well.
Tina Dabi With BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad. PTI
It must be noted that high rank in UPSC examination doesn’t ensure that one gets the civil service of their choice.
Allocation of the cadre is a complex process that depends not just on the candidate’s rank, but also on vacancies, quotas and whether the candidate hails from the same state.