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March 11, 2009 - New Delhi (India): Three 'ZFI Fellows' have qualified the highly competitive Civil Services Mains examination. The names of the successful candidates are as follows:
1) Mohd. Shahid Alam -
2) Akhtar Hussain Ansari
3) Tariq Mabood
As per the next step of the selection process, the candidates will now appear for interviews following which a final selection will be made.
Each year over 500,000 applicants sit for the Civil Services Exam and only 500 or 0.1% will be inducted into the prestigious Civil Services of India.
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WHY HAVE 'ZFI FELLOWSHIP' ?
However, the Sachar Report found that this community lagged behind nearly all other groups in India, including the so-called 'untouchables,' in terms of social, economic and educational status.
The underprivileged status of Indian Muslims is also seen in the Indian Civil Service - which is a crucial government organ overseeing implementation of national policy and resource allocation.
Indian Muslims constituted 1% to 4.5% of the civil services, judiciary and government jobs - predominantly as clerical or janitorial staff, despite being 13.4% of the population.
The ZFI Fellowship aims to alleviate the lack of representation in the Civil Services, via a merit-based approach.
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