Another Kashmiri boy in IAS
Umair Joins Faesal, Showkat, Rayees In Elite Service
Srinagar, May 7: Mir Umair from central Kashmir’s Budgam district is another Kashmiri youth who has qualified the Civil Services examination 2009, taking the total number of Kashmiris making it to the coveted administrative and police services this year to four.
Mir Umair from Peer Bagh, Budgam, completed his MBBS from the Mumbai University in 2005. “I was quite successful as a doctor. I had also been selected for MD (Medicine). But deep inside my heart, I always felt to move to some appropriate platform wherefrom I could serve the people in a better way and also at the grassroots level,” Umair told Greater Kashmir.
He said he made up his mind to crack the civil services exams after he joined the MD. “I decided to give up MD, and quit medicine as a career. I started preparing for IAS. I was working as a resident doctor during these years,” Umair said.
Umar did his coaching from the Centre for Career Planning and Counselling, University of Kashmir.
“I believe perseverance is
the key. That is why I made it in the first attempt. It does need lot of motivation. Success is a matter of hanging in when others give up,” he added.
Observers believe it was an encouraging sign to see Kashmiri candidates qualifying the IAS examination.
Pertinently, three other Kashmiris who qualified the civil services examination-2009 include Dr Shah Faesal, Dr Showkat Ahmad Parray and Rayees Ahmad Bhat.
A Kashmiri Pandit girl, Priyanka Dhar qualified the civil services examination in 2008 bagging 385th position. She has done B Tech, and MBA from Sikkim Manipal University and was recipient of Gold Medal from Governor of Sikkim in 2008.
In 2008, Imtiyaz Parray from Islamabad, Shahid Chaudhary from Rajouri and Raghav Langhar from Jammu had qualified the Civil Services exam.
Saajid Farid Shapoo from Bhaderwah has also qualified for IPS and is presently posted in Bihar. Puneet Kundal son of former Chief Secretary B R Kundal is another state-subject to have qualified for Indian Foreign Services and is presently posted in Kathmandu.
Those having qualified for IAS/IPS from Jammu and Kashmir in the past include, Motilal Kaul; HL Kadalbuju; Sushma Chaudhary; Vijay Bakaya; B R Kundal; SS Bloeria; C Phunsog, S L Bhat; Anil Goswami; R K Jerath; Ashok Angurana, Pramod Jain, Atul Duloo; Pawan Kotwal; B R Sharma; K Mohanty; Rajinder Tickoo, Kuldeep Khoda and Ashok Bhan.
Another Kashmiri Prof Amitabh Mattoo had qualified the civil services examination in 1987. Mattoo was allotted the Karnataka cadre, but he resigned in 1991 and opted for a career in academics.
Other Kashmiri IAS/IPS officers include Muhammad Shafi Pandith; Iqbal Khanday; Khursheed Ahmad Ganai; Asgar Samoon; Javed Geelani and Abdul Gani Mir.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 7 May 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 7 May 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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