rinagar: Among the candidates from Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh who cracked the 2019 Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil service exam, at least eight are expected to be joining the coveted Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS).
The names of the 14 candidates from the Union territories have so far been declared among the list of 829 successful candidates released by the UPSC Tuesday. These include four from Jammu, two from Ladakh and the rest from Kashmir.
Among them were Abhishek Augustya, who topped the J&K exam at 38, followed by Sunny Gupta (148), Dev Ahuti (177) and Parth Gupta (240). All of them are from Jammu.
Asrar Ahmad Kitchloo (248), Asif Yousuf Tantray (328), Namgyal Angmo (323), Nadia Beigh (350), Shubham Kundal (366), Aftab Rasool (412), Sabzar Ahmad Ganie (628), Majid Iqbal Khan (638), Stanzin Wangyal (716), Rayees Hussain (747), Mohammed Nawas Sharaf Uddin Sharafuddin (778), and Syed Junaid Adil (822) are candidates from the rest of the region.
At least two Jammu candidates are expected to join IAS, and seven are likely to join IFS and IPS, according to the ranking system.
The following vacancies are applicable to the IAS — 72 in the general category, 18 from Economically Weaker Sections (EWS), 52 from Other Backward Castes (OBC), 25 from Scheduled Caste (SC) and 13 from Scheduled Tribes (ST).
In the foreign service there are 12 vacancies for aspirants in the general category, two for EWS, six for OBC, three for SC and one for aspirants in the ST category according to a press release issued by the government. Of the 150 IPS vacancies, 60 are in the general group, 15 are in EWS, 42 are in OBC, 23 are in SC and 10 are in ST.