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Meet the police constable who went on to become an IPS officer

Hailing from Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan, Vijay Gurjar comes from a family of farmers and he has even founded a Trust for poor and underprivileged students who are preparing for competitive exams.

The Hush Post: He passed his matriculation exam with a mere 55 per cent and then scored a modest 67 per cent in class XII. He joined the Delhi police as a constable in 2010 and 8 years down the lane, Vijay Singh Gurjar is a proud officer of the venerable Indian Police Service (IPS).

Hailing from Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan, Vijay Gurjar comes from a family of farmers and he has even founded a Trust for poor and underprivileged students who are preparing for competitive exams.  He even provides monetary assistance to the needy students at the Trust.

After passing out his class XII exams, Vijay Gurjar thought of venturing into a tiles business along with his friend, but he was short of money. His father Lakshman Singh asked him to search for a job following which he started preparing for competitive exams.  In June 2010, he was selected as a constable in the Delhi Police and he moved to Delhi.

In Delhi he came to know about the Indian Police Service and nurtured a dream to become one. Gurjar started working hard towards his dream and first cleared the exam for the post of Sub-Inspector in December 2010. In January 2013 he got selected for the Central Excise but was deputed in Thiruvananthapuram. Since he was preparing for the competitive exams in Delhi, he worked in Kerala for a year and then again appeared for the SSC. This time he got selected as an Inspector in the Income Tax department in Delhi. At the same time he started preparing for the Civil Services.

Finally, Vijay Gurjar made a cut in his 5th attempt in 2017 and attained an all India rank of 574.

“Poverty and paucity of resources may delay victory but can never stall anyone from achieving it.  My mother Chanda Devi and wife Sunita always encouraged me. Now I am helping Sunita in preparing for the Civil Services. I have been a constable and I know what they go through”, said Vijay Singh Gurjar.

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