Bharatpur man is Rajasthan’s first Meo Muslim to clear civil services exam
A man from Bharatpur has become the first person from Rajasthan’s Meo Muslim community to clear the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services examinationUpdated: Jun 03, 2017 16:41 IST
A man from Bharatpur has become the first person from Rajasthan’s Meo Muslim community to clear the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services examination.
Abdul Jabbar, 28, secured 822nd rank in other backward class (OBC) category in his fourth attempt. The topper, Nandini KR of Karnataka, is also from the OBC category.
Result of the UPSC examination, conducted annually for top government jobs, was declared on May 31.
Jabbar, a native of Rundh Khoh village, now wants to motivate youth in the Mewat region for education.
In his first attempt, Jabbar failed to qualify for the main examination. In second attempt, he failed to qualify for the personality test. In third attempt, he qualified for the personality test but did not pass.
“The region is infamous for criminal activities and backwardness. Students either don’t go to school or drop out early to get into crime. I want this image of Mewat to change,” he said.
Among the state’s most backward areas, the Mewat region – covering Alwar and Bharatpur districts – records poor social indicators, including education.
The literacy rate in Bharatpur district is 70.1% which is higher than the state average 66.1% but less than the national average 74.04%. Gender gap of the literacy rate in the district is 29.9%.
Jabbar got the 10th rank in Class 10 examination in 2003. He graduated in humanities from a government college in Alwar in 2008 and did postgraduate course from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
Jabbar passed University Grants Commission’s junior research fellowship exam in 2015 in history.
In 2011, the Meo man got selected as shorting assistant, a Group C central government job, in the department of posts and was posted in Alwar. He continues to be posted there.
His elder brother, Ayub, is a government school teacher and younger brother, Abbas, is pursing Bachelor of Education.
Jabbar said: “Only education can control crime in the region. People are poor and need a source of income.”
Jabbar’s parents are illiterate. Father Sumer Khan tills three bighas of land that the family owns. He is not aware of the civil services but is happy that his son will soon become an officer.
The UPSC has recommended a total of 1,099 candidates for appointment to civil services. As many as 180 successful candidates will be appointed in the IAS, 45 in the IFS, 150 in the IPS and 834 in other central group A and B services.
First Published: Jun 02, 2017 19:27 IST