Several Jammuites make it to IAS

Excelsior Correspondent

Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar 	Mohd Aijaz	     Rakesh Bhalwal	Nitin Suri
Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar Mohd Aijaz Rakesh Bhalwal Nitin Suri

JAMMU, May 4: Several students from Jammu and Kashmir have made it to the Civil Services, the results of which were declared yesterday by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC).
A 25-year-old Kishtwar born girl Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar, daughter of Syed Asgar Ali and Syed Irshada Begum qualified the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) examination by securing 118th rank.
Dr Sehrish Asgar had done her schooling from Presentation Convent Jammu and remained topper throughout her career. After passing 10+2 with 90 per cent from Presentation Convent, she joined ASCOMS Medical College in the year 2003 and had secured first position in MBBS, the result of which was declared by Jammu University in the year 2009.
For the second straight year, Mohammad Aijaz, a Gujjar hailing from a remote border village Dharna of tehsil Mendhar, district Poonch, J&K has been selected for Indian Administrative Service (IAS). He secured 268 rank in open merit.
Mohammad Aiyaz, son of Choudhary Ghulam Nabi, belonged to a tribal family and was the first Gujjar from district Poonch, who has been selected for IAS in open merit.
Aijaz, was selected to IAS (IRS) last year. He had passed IIT Delhi and secured more than 95 per cent in B Tech.
Earlier, Aijaz was selected in KAS and remained a meritorious student throughout the career and got many awards at State and national level.
Rakesh Bhalwel, son of Karan Singh, resident of village Sansoo, district Udhampur, has brought laurels to the State by qualifying the Civil Services Examination by securing 282nd rank.
Meanwhile, another student from district Udhampur namely Nitish Suri, son of Retired Chief Education Officer PL Suri and Santosh Suri has also qualified the Civil Services Examination.
Nitish prepared for the Civils examination while working in corporate sector Infosys when he first thought of pursuing IAS and going into civil services.
The subjects he chose were public administration and sociology. He took the exam from Jammu.
He attributed smart strategy and informed outlook along with dedication, hardwork and mental toughness as reasons for the success in this prestigious exam.
A law graduate from Law School, Jammu University Raj Kamal Arya, son of Amin Chand, resident of Tehsil Gandoh, district Doda, has also qualified the Civil Services Examination and secured 882 rank.
Meanwhile, in all round view of the examination, for the second straight year, the top two positions in the Civil Services Examination 2011 have been bagged by women–an AIIMS graduate and a social scientist.
Shena Aggarwal, who holds a MBBS degree from the premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, bagged the top slot in the exams conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) results for which were announced today.
The second rank was secured by Rukmani Riar, Master of Arts (Social Entrepreneurship) from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
Chennai-based law graduate S Divyadharshini topped the list in the 2010 exams followed by computer engineer Sweta Mohanty from Hyderabad.
In the 2011 exams, the third position was obtained by Prince Dhawan, M Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.
A total of 910 candidates 715 male and 195 female were selected for appointments to various central services like the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others, according to a release by the Department of Personnel and Training.
Of the top 25 candidates, 13 appeared from Delhi, three from Jaipur, two each from Mumbai and Chandigarh and one each from Hyderabad, Chennai, Dispur, Patna and Jammu centres.
The result also showcased the pan-Indian distribution of successful candidates in the examination. Candidates claiming domicile from Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, J&K, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh are in the top 25 list.
The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2011 was conducted on June 12. As many as 4,72,290 candidates applied for this examination, out of which 2,43,003 wrote the test.
According to a release by the Department of Personnel and Training, 11,984 candidates were declared qualified for the main written examination held in October-November, 2011 out of which 2,417 candidates were selected for the personality test conducted in March-April, 2012.