Governor Satya Pal Malik has congratulated the candidates from Jammu and Kashmir who have qualified the prestigious UPSC Civil Services Competition 2018, the results of which were announced on Friday.
In a congratulatory message to the successful candidates, Governor conveyed his appreciation of their hard work and achievements and offered his best wishes for all their future endeavours.
He urged them to discharge their duties with utmost dedication, sincerity and discipline and work selflessly for the welfare of the people they are called upon to serve.
Their success would motivate the younger generation in the state to take the country’s prestigious examination in right earnest, he added.
Its in place to mention here that eight candidates of Jammu and Kashmir qualified the prestigious Civil Services Examination-2018.
Dr Rehana Bashir, of a remote village of Salwah, Mendhar in Poonch became the first woman from Gujjar community to qualify the prestigious examination. Rehana secured 187th All India Ranking (AIR) and become topper of Jammu and Kashmir.
Rehana, a medico, is likely to get Indian Administrative Services. Rehana’s younger brother Amir Bashir (AIR-843, 2017) is a serving IRS officer.
Abhishek Augustya of RS Pura emerged as the topper among boys from Jammu as he secured 268 rank, followed by KAS officer of 2018 batch, Sunny Gupta (AIR 320), of Rajinder Bazar Jammu. They are followed by Harvinder Singh (AIR 335) and Babar Ali Chagatta (AIR 364).
While Harvinder belongs to bordering R S Pura of Jammu and is serving as Assistant Engineer in PMGSY, Udhampur, Babar comes from the remote Mahore-Gulabghar village in Reasi. Babar completed his schooling from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Udhampur and his graduation from Aligarh Muslim University.
Next in line is Gokul Mahajan from Kathua who improved his ranking by securing AIR 373. Last year Gokul had secured AIR Rank 564.
The two others who have made it to the final list are Devahuti (AIR 668) and Ankush Bhagat (AIR 730). Devahuti belongs to Jammu city and has done her law degree from the University of Jammu, whereas Ankush comes from Akhnoor, Jammu.