The final result of the Civil Services Examination, 2022, came as welcome news and youth of Jammu Kashmir made us proud who grabbed sixteen slots in 933 successful candidates at all India level.
A total of sixteen candidates from Jammu Kashmir have made it to the coveted All India Services as peer the Union Public Service Commission's selection list for the year 2022. A total of 933 candidates have been recommended for positions in the IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, and other civil services.
The news spread joy across Jammu Kashmir and the event grabbed headlines in print and digital media with the interviews of jubilant achievers and their parents. The number of successful candidates from J&K this time is more than ever in the past and the local youth especially girls have proved that they are at par with in excellence with their national peers academically and intellectually. Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha led the people of this union territory in congratulating these young performers on their accomplishment.
Further, this is not the first time that women have performed well in the country's most difficult civil service competition. Ishita Kishore topped the list this time, with Garima Lohia in second, Uma Harathi in third, and Smriti Mishra in fourth. Women held the top three positions in the previous year as well. These findings demonstrate that, despite a number of negatives plaguing the country, there is significant vibrancy and vitality in society, which propels the rise of people, both men and women, through sheer intelligence, diligence, and determination. Kishore, for example, failed the preliminary examination twice before succeeding on the third attempt. Then there's the case of a Delhi Police head constable who made it into the coveted civil services at the 667th rank. Many successful candidates' stories are inspiring and motivating. They tell us that it is becoming increasingly possible for people from all walks of life to break down the barriers of caste, class, community, region, and gender. More than one-third, 34.2 percent, of the successful civil service candidates are women, the highest percentage ever.
Aside from highlighting the reality of women's emancipation, the outcome demonstrates that the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), a constitutional body, has been performing its duties professionally. In a country where most institutions have been undermined by politicians, bureaucrats, and others, the UPSC has maintained its objectivity and propriety. Credit should also be given to the system, which included policymakers and decision-makers who never felt the need to shape the UPSC according to expediency. For decades, the young people who became bureaucrats were apolitical, even though many of them became infected with the system's ailments. As previously stated, aspirants from all walks of life joined the system, making it more inclusive. In terms of gender inclusion, the process has been quite rapid, as evidenced by the large number of women who have joined civil services in recent years.