Jabalpur : He could have made his millions as a doctor and wielded the state’s enormous powers as a civil servant, but a 24-year-old IAS officer has decided to quit his job in pursuit of his “passion”–teaching.
Roman Saini, who cracked the medical entrance test aged 16 and coveted civil services exam at 22, resolved to shed all trappings of power and sent in his resignation from the IAS to Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) in September last year, according to his boss and Collector of Jabalpur S N Rupala.
The resignation of Saini, who was posted as Assistant Collector, is yet to be accepted by DoPT, Rupala said.
The young IAS officer has started an online initiative– “Unacademy”–with his friend Gaurav which offers free tutorials to civil services aspirants. Through Unacademy Roman interacts with UPSC aspirants from all over the country. In a Facebook post today, Saini wrote, “In 2011, Gaurav Munjal, whom I have known since school as the closest friend called and spoke about his new idea ‘Unacademy’ which he had started on YouTube and posted a bunch of videos.
“He had a vision of free education – and he asked me to join him. Four years later, ‘Unacademy’ is now India’s one of the largest YouTube channels with 1.1 crore lessons delivered and over 5 Lakh students benefited.