Eleven candidates from Jammu and Kashmir have made it this year to
the final list of candidates in the prestigious civil services
The were announced by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Sehrish Asgar, who made it to the Indian Police Service (IPS) last
year, improved her rank and finished 23rd in the overall merit
list, ensuring her selection for the Indian Administrative Service
(IAS) this year.
Another candidate, Showkat Parray, finished 41st this year. He had
made it to the Indian Postal Services when he passed the civil
services exams three years back.
Among others selected from the the state are Khurshid Ali Qadri,
Abid Sadiq, Naveed Tramboo, Amanullah Tak, Adnan Nayeem Asmi,
Ruveda Salam Bajard, Vikas Kundal, Anchita Pandoh and Ifftekhar
Of the selected 11 candidates from the state this year, eight
belong to the valley and three to the Jammu region.
Having overcome their "shyness" to sit for the prestigious exams,
young men and women from Jammu and Kashmir have been bringing
laurels to the state by passing the test regularly for the last
Given the state's 10.25 million people, the ratio of selected
candidates this year is higher than that of Bihar, from where
candidates have been making it to the civil services selected list
in relatively large numbers.
A local doctor, Shah Faesal, had topped the civil services
examination in 2009. Faesal belongs to the north Kashmir Kupwara
He has been allotted his home state cadre, and at present serves
in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.