Published On: Mon, Aug 10th, 2020

Shah Faesal, who resigned from IAS, likely to rejoin administration service

Srinagar: Shah Faesal, who resigned from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and floated the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM) last year, has resigned as its president, the party said on Monday and is likely to rejoin administration service, according to hint, which has been given by him.

Former IAS officer Shah Faesal while addressing a press conference in Srinagar.

Faesal had dropped a hint about stepping away from politics on Sunday as he edited his personal details on Twitter, removing the reference to his political affiliations.

Faesal, who topped the UPSC Civil Services Examination, 2010, got home cadre as IAS officer.

Faesal, who surprised everyone by resigning from the government service in January 2019, had floated his own political party two months later.

However, his resignation from administration service has not yet been accepted, according to government sources.

Faesal was arrested in August last year, a week after the Centre revoked the special status of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, and divided it into union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

He was booked under the stringent Public Safety Act later on and released in June.

His well-wishers, known as an honest and sincere officer, had warned him in 2018 when he resigned to join politics that politics might not be his business.

Sources here also said the government recently “made him feel like they are not averse to re-entering the administration service.”

Faesal have set record for the shortest political career in Jammu and Kashmir.

With Agencies inputs

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