In a first, Kashmir youth becomes civil services officer in London

Syed Snowber

Srinagar, July 6: A 30-year-old Srinagar resident made history by becoming the first person from Kashmir to be appointed as a public servant in the Royal government of the United Kingdom, bringing honour to Jammu and Kashmir.

Faizan Nazir has accomplished the exceptional achievement of being appointed to His Royal Majesty’s staff.

Faizan has been assigned to The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (OFGEM) in London as the Legal Advisor. Faizan said that although he was qualified for the position last year, he just received the posting in January of this year.

Being born in Srinagar (Kashmir), he is the first Kashmiri to be nominated to the Royal administration. For the first time since taking office in January, he spent the Eid-ul-Adha holidays at home. Faizan explained his extraordinary achievement by stating that the UK’s Independent Energy Regulator is called OFGEM. According to his function, which is now Grade 7 (G7), he is responsible for the results in the team’s policy area.

Speaking on his selection, he stated, “Just like tests conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and the Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service (JKAS) in India, exams in the UK are also open and fair. However, the exams are divided by sector. You must apply once the positions are advertised. India’s government is unitary, whereas the UK’s is semi-federal. And as a result, there are several layers of bureaucracy in the UK. I am G7, and it comes between Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Services (JKAS) vs. Indian Administrative Services (IAS).”

Faizan credited his parents for helping him succeed, but said, “The Almighty comes first, then my parents. If they are in a supportive atmosphere, everyone can succeed in anything. To my parents, I owe everything.

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