According to TOI, She was informed of her selection into the elite 69-year-old service by the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday.
TOI/C Suresh Kumar
Which is why Beno is thankful to the Central Government for her selection.
“I am grateful that in order to give me the assignment, the central government has modified some parameters.”
“This is nothing short of a revolutionary decision as many promising people lost out for lacking 20:20 vision, ” a former diplomat told TOI.
Beno with her mother. BThe Hindu/ R. Ravindran
Beno cleared her exams while working as a probationary officer with the State Bank of India and pursuing her PhD in English. She credits her father, Luke Anthony Charles, a railways employee, and mother Mary Padmaja, a homemaker, as her pillars of support.