Fact check: 'Karnataka woman' Revathi not IAS topper, is a cop in Andhra Pradesh


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SHP)

Bengaluru, Jun 28: A piece of news has been doing the rounds on social media lately where a woman who hails from a poverty-stricken family has allegedly secured the third place in the UPSC examination. The woman in context here is Revathi from Karnataka, whose parents are daily wage earners.

The story of Revathi securing the third place in the exam was shared by several people, one among whom was state joint secretary of BJP Bengal, Amitava Chakravorty. He tweeted on the matter on Saturday, June 27 with a celebratory picture of Revathi with her parents. The picture was also shared by the district vice-president of BJP J&K, Arlan Malik.

From the social media site Facebook to Instagram, claims of Revathi securing a rank in the UPSC examination has attained much virality.

However, it was also observed that the very story has been circulating on social media channels since 2017. As a matter of fact, the story was also uploaded on the Facebook page 'Indian Administrative Service - IAS', where it has received 94,000 shares.

To check the credibility of the news, Alt News conducted a fact check where a surprising discovery was made. After going through the list of candidates who cleared the exam in the 2016 and whose results were announced in 2017, it was found that there was no candidate by the name of Revathi who supposedly came third. The person who actually did come third was Gopalkrishna Ronanki.

On further research, it was found that an article on Revathi was carried by a Telugu website. As per the article, Venkata Revathi hailed from a poor family in Avanigadda in Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna district. After completing her college, she appeared for AP police examination and was selected for the post of a sub-inspector (SI). The article carries another photograph of Revathi.

Alt News also contacted the Avanigadda police station and was redirected to SI Revathi who informed that she is not an IAS officer. Her full name is Mathi Venkata Revathi (28) and she hails from Modumudi village. She is currently posted at Disha police station in Rajahmundry City, East Godavari district.

In the end, it was found that the reality behind the story was that Revathi never wrote the IAS exam and rather was selected for the post of a sub-inspector in AP police examination in 2017.

 

  

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  • Sunil DSouza, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    If this goes on then facebook can be rightly renamed as FAKEBOOK. And Whatsapp can be called as FakesApp

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    But our system will allow IAS officer to handle the job independently?

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  • Shameer, Abu Dhabi

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    AltNews...You are awesome! We have lot of whatsapp and Facebook graduates in BJP. Please keep pouring cold water on them.

    DisAgree [6] Agree [48] Reply Report Abuse

  • francis lobo, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    The real hero is Sreedhanya Suresh of Kerala who is the first tribal (kurichiya) girl to crack the IAS exam in 2018 and is the Asst Collector of Kozhikode. She scored rank no 410 in UPSC.

    Recently there is a tribal girl from Jharkhand who was a professor at JNU and has been made the Vice-Chancellor of a university in Jharkhand.

    Karnataka have many stories of rural people who have excelled and become KAS/IAS

    We should discuss such type of real stories than the fake ones.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    "The real hero is Sreedhanya Suresh of Kerala who is the first tribal (kurichiya) girl to crack the IAS exam in 2018 and is the Asst Collector of Kozhikode. She scored rank no 410 in UPSC."

    she is not the first tribal woman to crack IAS...she is the first tribal woman from Kerala to crack IAS

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  • Abba, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Magic of social media..Keeps bouncing with exaggerated news again and again.
    Better all of us verify news when we post especially if we r a responsible person of a society.

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  • Abba, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Magic of social media..Keeps bouncing with exaggerated news again and again.
    Better all of us verify news when we post especially if we r a responsible person of a society.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Why only after 2014 ...

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Jossey Sir,

    People were not cheating or committing Suicide before 2014 ???...

    You like Modiji too much...that makes you say this...Any way...India is a free Country...you can say whatever you want to say...

    If you were in China ...perhaps situation would have been different...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.
    Where did you find Surrender Modi in my Post ...

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  • Al Dsouza, Canada

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Josieji, it is a default thinking by many bhakths, Christians are belonged to Congress party. In reality it is not true. I know many Christians they love modiji like they love more than thier own family members. Anyways Belman USA fellow Said is true the word love

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  • JNB, Bejai

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    Ayyayo - ಅಯ್ಯೋಯೋ!

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