Top Police officer uses Whatsapp to help the underprivileged join the paramilitary

This uplifting news comes to us from Rachakonda, India.

Mahesh M Bhagwat is not just the police commissioner of Rachakonda, he has more deeds to his name than just his illustrious resume.

Going above and beyond the call of duty, he has successfully helped 35 candidates, out of which many are underprivileged aspirants in passing the critical interview stage of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) recruitment examination that is helped by the UPSC.

What is even more commendable is the chosen medium in which help came to these candidates. Mr. Bhagwat mentored the students from Telangana, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh with the help of the Whatsapp messaging service.

“Every mark counts, and for the last couple of years, I’ve been mentoring civil servants aspirants particularly for the interview stage. However in March 2019, we decided to start a Whatsapp group particularly for the CAPF aspirants. For the CAPF interview, you have the same UPSC panels that conduct interviews for the civil services. The quality of questions is also more or less the same.” says Commissioner Bhagwat.

The mentoring sessions touched upon every probable topic and a lot of emphases were given to the candidate’s respective graduation subjects, areas of interest, hobbies, work related to the different forces, questions on the inception of the five forces and also issues like Naxalism, cross border terrorism, right, and left-wing extremism.

Commissioner Bhagwat was instrumental in posting important news articles, valuable research material on key topics, whereas aspirants posed questions on the detailed application forms they submit to the UPSC and Mr. Bhagawat addressed these queries individually.

The Whatsapp group had 70-80 aspirants who reached the interview stage. Out of them, 35 passed with flying colors. Commissioner Bhagwat credits the idea of a Whatsapp group to a friend of his in the Customs, Nitish Patode.

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