16 people from Jammu and Kashmir crack UPSC civil services exam 2019

The year 2019 witnessed many positive changes in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and one of them is the result of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil service exam-2019 which includes 16 people from the valley.
Abhiskhek Augustsya of Jammu, who is ranked at 38, is at the top of the list of the successful candidates from Jammu and Kashmir. According to the UPSC’s list, there are 829 successful candidates. IRS officer Pradeep Singh topped the list.
Abhiskhek Augustsya is followed by two other Jammu residents – Sunny Gupta (148), Dev Ahuti (177).
Other successful candidates include Parth Gupta (240), Asrar Ahmad Kitchloo (248), Asif Yousuf Tantray (328), Namgyal Angmo (323), and Nadia Beigh (350) from Kupwara.
Aftab Rasool (412) from Trehgam Kupwara, Sabzar Ahmad Ganie (628) hailing from a remote village of Gheeboom Kokernag, Majid Iqbal Khan (638), a resident of Shangus Anantnag, Stanzin Wangyal (716), Rayees Hussain (747), Mohammed Nawas Sharaf Uddin Sharafuddin (778), and Syed Junaid Adil (822) also made it to the UPSC list.
On his success, Abhishek Augustya said, “Yes I have also come to know that I have topped in J&K with 38th rank. It was my fifth attempt. I was trying since 2015 and in 2018 I ranked 268th in the merit list. I am already undergoing probation at National Academy of Audit and Accounts at Shimla. But now I will be moving to IAS”.
This is the first batch of civil services officers from Jammu and Kashmir since Article 370 was scrapped in 2019.
Of the 829 successful candidates, 180 have been selected for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), 24 for Indian Foreign Services (IFS), 150 for Indian Police Services (IPS) while 438 candidates have been selected for various services under Central Services Group A and 135 for Group for Group B services.