SRINAGAR: At least four Kashmiri Muslims have cracked the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) along with two from Kargil, the preliminary read of the results suggest. There is one from Kishtwar as well.
People aware of the list and following the civil service competition said none of them, however, falls in the top of the list.
Kashmiris figuring in the list include Asif Yousuf Tantray (328), Nadia Beigh daughter of Ghulam Mohammad Beigh a resident of Punzwa Kupwara at number 350, Aftab Rasool Malik (412) son of former policeman resident of Trehgam Kupwara, Sabzar Ahmad Ganai (628). Asrar Ahmad Kitchloo son of Dr Farooq Ahmad Kitchloo from Bhaderwah, is at No 248 – is also in the list.
Nadia 23, a resident of Punzwa, is excited that she has made it to the top service. She did her schooling from government schools in Kupwara. She went to Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi for Bachelors in Economics. Her parents are working in the education department as teachers.
“We have Mohammad Nawas Sharafuddin from Kargil who is at 778,” one source who has seen the list said. “There are two more in the list who wrote their examination from Srinagar centre but we are not sure about them. These include Majid Iqbal Khan at 638, Rayees Hussain at 747 and Syed Junaid Adil at 822.” Majid Iqbal Khan is from Shangus in south Kashmir.
The source said they are trying to locate the individuals from Jammu who have qualified the civil service examination. “So far, it is Abhishek Augustsya who is at rank 38, Sunny Gupta at 148 and Parth Gupta at 240,” he said. He said there could many more but it will take a bit of time. There is another candidate Dev Ahuti from Jammu at 177 rank as well. Reports said there are at least two from Leh in the list.