Himanshu Jain from Haryana rejected Rs 22 lakh Amazon offer . Himanshu Jain from Haryana was ranked 44 in the UPSC-conducted civil services exam this year, after two previous attempts. After passing the exam , a Rs. 22-lakh opening annual pay package from e-retailer Amazon, or the career of a bureaucrat he had two options . Himanshu Jain of Haryana’s Jind chose the second option.
The postgraduate in computer science from the Hyderabad-based International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) was offered jobs by multi-national companies Amazon and Google. But he refused. “I was with Amazon as an intern for three months. Thereafter, they offered me a job for Rs 22 lakh. But I realised during my internship this is not what I want to do,” he said.
He then applied and got the job of a manager with the Reserve Bank of India. But his heart was elsewhere. The young man couldn’t get over his childhood fascination for the civil services.
That’s a peculiar drawback for somebody who has published several research papers in international journals. But his stuck to his mantra: “continue chasing your dreams till you achieve them”. Number 44 in a test that tens of thousands wrote is highly commendable and Jind celebrated his feat on Thursday with a rousing welcome to the young man, who is promising chess player and painter too. “Through my exposure in computer science, I will strive to help digitise India and introduce transparency in governance,” he promised.