Jammu youth crack IAS

This has refeeence to the news item’ 7 Jammu youth qualify Civil Services’ (DE, Apr6, 2019).It is heartening to read that seven Jammu youth are among the 759 candidates who have qualified the prestigious UPSC Civil Services Examination ,2018, the result of which was declared the other day and who have been recommended by the Commission for appointment to various services like IAS, IPS, IFS etc.To crack the Civil Services Exam is the cherished dream of a large number of educated youth of our country and lakhs of candidates from across the country burn midnight oil to crack this coveted and prestigious exam every year but only a few of them are lucky enough to make it to the top. To qualify this examination requires a lot of perseverence, tenacity of purpose, determination, endurance and of course, focussed concentration for the studies. The fact that many of the successful candidates are from the rural areas proves that studying in so called prestigious and English medium schools is of little help in cracking such exams.
On the other hand, it is the regularity, sincerity and the habit of self study which can help the candidates to qualify this exam.These candidates and others who have qualified this exam over the last few yrs and brought laurels to the state, are role models for the others aspiring candidates for this coveted service.The spectacular success of these candidates, especially of the girls, bear testimony to the fact that given the opportunity, the candidates including girls living in the rural and far flung areas , being talented,are capable enough to compete with the best brains at the national level.They and their proud parents deserve appreciation for their hard work and it is hoped that they will prove themselves in their respective position and discharge their duties honestly and with dedication and thus, bring good name to their state.
At the same time, there is need for the Govt to focus attention on education in rural and hilly areas and fill up the existing vacancies of various teaching and nonteaching staff in the schools located in remote areas. Reservation Act needs to be implemented strictly and those employees selected on the basis of RBA Category be mandatorily posted in the notified RBA area for seven years as per the RBA Act. It will help in giving the level field to the students studying in such areas and thus, help them to compete with their counterparts studying in urban and semiurban regions.
Moreover, there must be provision of free guidance and coaching to the poor and meritorious students of the state.All this can help our bright students crack the Civil Services and other prestigious national level exams and thus, bring glory to our state.
Ashok Sharma,