Arunachal Pradesh: IAS officer mentors students through WhatsApp
An IAS officer, Pravimal Abhishek Polumatla, has created a WhatsApp group for civil service aspirants and has been mentoring and guiding them by answering their queries and sharing articles.
Pravimal is the District Magistrate of East Kameng that shares a border with China, and around 45 aspirants are part of the two-month-old WhatsApp group including four mentors, who have cleared their civil services exam.
Pravimal is from Hyderabad and had worked with the Union Ministry of Coal and Government of Puducherry.
"The mentoring proved very successful. We have plans to organise a workshop once the pandemic is over," Pravimal said.
"There are many candidates with amazing capabilities who put in hard work, but they don’t have the right orientation. Cracking UPSC requires not just the acquisition of knowledge, but also the ability to do multidimensional analysis and presenting one’s ideas cogently," he said.
"Many people cannot afford to go to coaching institutes or get professional guidance. So, we can tell them how they should go about it," Pravimal added.