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Nagaland IAS Officer Richard Yanthan allocated to Maharashtra

KOHIMA: Richard Yanthan, who made Nagaland proud by cracking the UPSC exam has been allocated to Maharashtra under the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category to the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) on the basis of Civil Services Examination 2019.

Richard Yanthan, a 25-year-old hailing from Lakhuti Village under Wokha district in Nagaland, secured 133rd rank in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Civil Service Examination 2019.

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Yanthan became the first Naga candidate to crack the UPSC Civil Service Examination, after Kesonyu Yhome, IAS, in 2007.

After the Wokha lad’s historic success, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu congratulated Yanthan for clearing the UPSC examination.

“Heartiest congratulations, Richard Yanthan on passing #UPSCExam with flying colors. As you step into a world of challenges and opportunities, I wish you good health and wisdom in the service of the nation. I also congratulate all those who cleared #UPSC2019,” Rio tweeted post declaration of the results.

Yanthan, a BTech in Civil Engineering, was earlier working as Extra Assistant Commissioner (EAC) of Nagaland government.

Yanthans mother Shilumenla Longchari is a bureaucrat. She is a Deputy Secretary in the Nagaland government.

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