None From Kashmir Cracks UPSC-2021 Exams

Srinagar- Ten aspirants from Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh have made it to the civil service examination 2021, results of which were announced by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Monday.

As many as 685 candidates have qualified the prestigious examination. Among those from J&K, all eight are from Jammu division while two are from Ladakh– Tenzin Chonzom and Anwar Hussain. However as per preliminary reports, none from Kashmir Valley has made it to the examination.

Those selected from Jammu include Partha Gupta, Pankaj Yadav, Asrar Ahmad Kichloo (Kishtwar), Namneet Singh, Shivani Jerengal, Mohd Shabir (Poonch) and Anjeet Singh.

Of the total successful candidates, 244 are from general category, 73 from Economically Weaker Sections , 203 of Other Backward Classes, 105 Scheduled Caste and 60 from the Scheduled Tribes, the Commission said.

The civil services examination is conducted annually by the UPSC in three stages preliminary, main and interview to select officers of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and the Indian Police Service (IPS) among others.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha extended his best wishes to the successful candidates.

“A hearty congratulation to all aspirants from J&K who made it to the final list of CSE 2021. Your success will motivate many more young talents of J&K to qualify civil services. My best wishes to all selected candidates. A bright & challenging career in public service awaits you,” the office of LG J&K Tweeted on Monday. (With GNS inputs)

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