Nowadays Civil Services toppers aren't interested in Foreign Service!Tina Dabi and J&K's Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan have been allotted the prestigious Indian Administrative Service (IAS). The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has allocated various services to 902 successful candidates. 178 have got IAS, 138 Indian Police Service (IPS), 43 Indian Forest Service (IFS) and 543 others have been allocated different Group 'A' & 'B' services.
In this connection, it is relevant to recall that Delhi-based Tina Dabi, Khan and Jasmeet Singh Sandhu, another Delhiite, topped the Civil Services Examination, 2015. Tina, Khan and Sandhu have secured first, second and third position respectively.
I am really astonished to note that nowadays Civil Services toppers are not interested to join Indian foreign Service. During last two years also, I observed the same trend. I fail to understand the logic behind this trend!