Among the 30 Muslims who have
been recommended for Civil Services by the Union Public Service
Commission (UPSC) based on the exams held in October, 2012 and the
interviews for Personality Test held in March-April, 2013, 07
students are from Zakat Foundation of India (ZFI).
Zakat Foundation of India (ZFI) is a
New Delhi based NGO which provides free training to the Muslim
They are Waseem Akram (Rank 183), Mazid
Khan (Rank 394), Naveed Trumboo (rank 386), Ansari Shakeel Ahmed (Rank 507), Anees
C (Rank 525), Yasser Arafat F A (Rank 612) and Moona Yasmin (rank
One of the students from Haj
Committee's free coaching centre Ansari Shakeel Ahmed is also in
the list of the successful candidates. He secured a rank of 503.
He is from Nandurbar district of Maharashtra's tribal belt.
Ansari is the second student from
Haj Committee who has cracked the civil services exams. Last year,
Salman Taj of Sholapur had cleared the UPSC exams.
The selected candidates have been recommended for various posts
which include Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign
Service, Indian Police Service and Central Services.
The performance of successful Muslim
candidates is almost same in numbers if compared with the results of last
few years. In 2009, a total of 31 Muslims were in the list of 791
successful candidates. Though percentage wise it shows a marginal
Likewise, in 2010 among the 875
successful candidates 21 were Muslims with Dr. Shah Faisal of
Kashmir topping the exam at the national level.
Similarly in 2011, 31 Muslims were
among the 920 successful candidates whereas in 2012 too 30 Muslims
were selected for the civil services.
The results are particularly
worrisome for the community as there are quite a few organisations
which are running campaigns at different level to increase the
representation of Muslims in the civil services.
Compare to their population in the
country which is about 13-14%, only about 02% are in the civil