KOKRAJHAR: Dipak Basumatary, son of Late Bileswar Basumatary and Bharati Basumatary of Sudempuri, Kokrajhar, a restaurant owner has cleared the APSC examination and became Assistant Account Officer by securing 355th rank. He had been running a restaurant-D’ Café near Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Kokrajhar since 2023.
Sharing his experience with The Sentinel, Dipak Basumatary said, “I had consistency in preparation but I believe I should have worked harder with more dedication. The standard of APSC is going like that of UPSC. I used to study even in the restaurant for preparatory works,” he said adding that his wife managed the restaurant. He said his wife always helped him for the preparations to appear for the APSC examination and parents and family members too supported his aims. He also said he started his schooling at Jawahar Navadaya Vidyalaya, Kokrajhar and studied there up to class XII, went to Chennai for B. Tech and worked at a manufacturing job in New Delhi but was forced to come home for COVID-19 in 2020.
Basumatary said he was at a loose end during COVID pandemic but his wife gave him the idea for opening a restaurant in Kokrajhar and thus started the business. He said he had responsibility for the family and business to run but despite this fact he did not give up the aim for appearing for the Civil Service Examination and continued his preparations. “If I am satisfied with my job as Account Officer then I will continue but if I lost interest I will take next attempt for civil service examination,” he said adding that he worked in a manufacturing unit as a mechanical engineer and at Sales Tax office in Guwahati for some time but he quit the job as it was quite monotonous and has no public touch for which he choose the civil service examination. He thanked his family members, mentor, friends and wife for their support. As suggestion to new aspirants for APSC examination said, “Any aspirant should not be disheartened but must understand what is their ‘aim’ and ‘goal’. He also called upon all to keep continue their consistency and hard work.
Sharing her joyous moment, wife of Dipak Basumatary Fongleng Narzary said her husband had been working hard for achieving his goal besides looking after the restaurant. She said, “I am happy because he became successful in the first attempt for his hard works despite helping in running business and family.” She said they were classmates from class-VI to XII and got married in December, 2019.