Srinagar, Aug 10: Jammu and Kashmir government Monday said that it has no clue whether Shah Faesal is to join administration again.
Lieutenant Governor’s Advisor, B R Bhatnagar told news agency Kashmir Indpeth News Service (KINS) that they have no clue whether Faesal is joining back to the administration. “Let me verify, I have no clue,” he said.
Faesal had topped the 2010 civil services exam and was made a part of the J&K cadre of the IAS.
In 2018, he took a sabbatical of one year to go for studies to Harvard in the US. Soon after coming back, he decided to form a political party of his own.
In 2009, he became the first Kashmiri to place first in the Indian Civil Services Examination.
During his career as a civil servant, Faesal served in postings such as deputy commissioner (Bandipora), assistant commissioner (Pulwama) and director school education, Kashmir.
He resigned from the bureaucracy in protest on January 9, 2019, citing “unabated killings” in Kashmir among other things.
On 4 February 2019, Faesal began his political life by giving a public speech in his hometown of Kupwara and shortly after on March 16, 2019 he announced that he would be launching his own political party, the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM).
Faesal was born in the Sogam area of Lolab Valley, a district in Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir. His father, Ghulam Rasool Shah, was a teacher, not only was his father a teacher, but his mother, as well as grandfather were teachers.
JKPM was launched by him in 2019, but things changed in the erstwhile state after the government decided to remove the special status of J&K in August by abrogating Article 370.