In fact, both local and national media gave extensive coverage to medical graduate Faesal’s rare feat of topping the civil services examination from the conflict-infested Indian state of
, making him an instant celebrity. Now, two security personnel will accompany Dr Faesal all the time. His father incidentally was killed by militants barely a few days before his pre-entrance medical examination eight years ago. Jammu and Kashmir
A report by Hindustan Times quoted Dr Faesal saying that he wants “to shuffle back to normalcy” after receiving invitations from various organizations, coaching centers etc. in addition to requests from media.
But is he a typical rags-to riches story? “I am not a slumdog millionaire,” the same national daily quoted Dr Faesal as saying, who in fact studied in Kashmir's premier school Biscoe. (Photo used here is mere symbolic)
Secretaries In Action
a) Union home secretary GK Pillai on Wednesday reviewed various security issues concerning airports in the country. Steps relating to biometric access, construction of watch towers, raising of perimeter walls, provision of adequate security staff, installation of CCTV cameras, provision of dog squads and bomb disposal squads, etc. were discussed at the specially-convened meeting.
b) Steel secretary Atul Chaturvedi urged industry lobby group FICCI to commission a study for taking the Joint Plant Committee (JPC) report forward.
Is Dr KP Krishnan joining PM’s Economic Advisory Council?
Dr KP Krishnan, a 1983 batch Karnataka cadre IAS, may join the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council (EAC) as secretary. Currently, he is a joint secretary of capital markets in the finance ministry. EAC secretary Jayant Dasgupta, a 1981 batch
Bihar cadre IAS, has been chosen as the new Ambassador, Permanent Mission of India, WTO, , for a period of three years from Geneva July 31, 2010.
Forget Rumour, Civil Services Prelims on May 23. Check: http://www.jobcorridor.com/