“Success is based on persistence, not luck.” It is said that you can achieve anything if you don’t give up and keep working hard for it. And, the persistent hard work and self-belief of Rajasthan's Prem Sukh Delu helped him achieve not one or two but 12 government jobs including the UPSC in a span of six years.
Prem Sukh Delu, a native of Rasisar village in Bikaner district of Rajasthan, was born into a humble farmer family. His father used to drive camel carts and move people's belongings from one place to another.
Youngest of four siblings, Delu from a young age wanted to lift his family out of poverty zone, and his focus was only on studies.
After completing his schooling at his village, he went to Bikaner for further studies at The Government Dungar College. He did his Masters in history and also topped it. He also passed the UGC-NET and JRF examinations in history during the same time.
His elder brother, who is a constable in Rajasthan Police, encouraged him to give competitive exams.
Following this, he got his first government job as a Patwari in the Bikaner district, which he did for two years.
He then went on to secure the second rank in the Gram Sevak Examination conducted by Rajasthan State. However, he decided against joining the Gram Sevak because he had topped the Rajasthan Assistant Prison Examination. Before joining as an Assistant Jailor, he was also selected as a Sub Inspector at Rajasthan Police.
But he didn’t join as an SI at Rajasthan Police because he was selected as a school teacher at the same time. Later, he cleared the NET exam and got a lecturer job in a college.
While teaching in a college, Prem Sukh continued his studies and become a tehsildar under the Rajasthan Administrative Services.
After joining as tehsildar, he started preparing for the UPSC exams. He cleared the UPSC exam in the second attempt. He secured AIR 170 in 2015 and became an IPS.
Delu got the Gujarat cadre and his first posting came as ACP in Amreli, Gujarat. Currently, he is posted as Superintendent of police Jamnagar.
IPS Prem Sukh Delu, is indeed a living example that ‘stop not till your goal is reached”.