'Kashmiris should take lead in CS exams'
Srinagar, June 17: Observing that Kashmiris are intellectually superior to others, President Zakat Foundation of India, Dr Syed Zafar Mahmood on Sunday asked candidates from Valley to take lead in Civil Service Examination by appearing in large numbers and emerge successful.
“Kashmiris are generally found to be intellectually superior to the candidates from the rest of India. Hence, Kashmiris should take the lead in taking over the reins of administration not only in Kashmir but also in other states. For that they should appear in large numbers for the Civil Services examination conducted by UPSC,” Mahmood said delivering a lecture at the Foundation’s Civil Services orientation programme here.
“India's Muslim community is grossly under-represented in the legislature, judiciary and the executive. It is backward educationally, socially and economically as compared to all other communities. This was documented by Justice Sachar Committee in 2006 and Justice Ranganath Mishra Commission in 2008,” he said.
Mahmood said the remedy for Muslim under-representation in the bureaucracy lies with Muslims only.
“The Civil Services result 2012 declared by UPSC shows that out of 910 selected candidates, 29 were Muslim while @ 13.4% (national Muslim population as per census) 123 should have been Muslim. However, among the 5.5 lakh candidates also 78,000 should have been Muslim @ 13.4%. Nonetheless, only 1200 Muslim candidates had appeared,” he said.
Talking to Greater Kashmir, Mahmood said that Foundation is actively involved in encouraging Muslim students towards civil services.
“ For past 4-5 years, we are involved here and the performance of Kashmiris in cracking central and state level civil services is better than others,” Mahmood said.
Participants and others speakers on the occasion included six candidates selected in recent years for Civil Services, KAS, KJS, Asad Raza, Group Editor, Rashtriya Sahara, Nazir Ahmad Kausar, former district judge, Dr Nazir Gilkar, Principal, SP College, Amir Ali, Head of Disaster Management, Shamsuddin Shamim, senior journalist, Dr Iqbal Qureshi, Registrar, Islamic University, Arshid Rasool, ZFI's coordinator for J&K was the host.
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