Three years after Shah Faesal, the first all India civil services topper from Jammu and Kashmir, had tendered his resignation from the job, the Ministry of Home affairs had reinstated him by after accepting his application for withdrawal of his resignation.
Sources in the MHA said the government would soon issue orders of his posting. His home cadre of J&K has cleared his repatriation to the center.
He had resigned in January 2019 and floated the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM) party, was detained under the stringent Public Safety Act immediately after the abrogation of special status of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
However, after his release, Faesal gave up on politics and started dropping hints of his willingness to rejoin government service. His resignation had not been accepted and was kept in abeyance.
The doctor-turned-bureaucrat is the product of the Army school. His father had been gunned down by terrorists in Lolab, Kupwara in north Kashmir.
After his surprising resignation, Shah Faseal had formed his party to “revive democratic politics” in Jammu and Kashmir. His brief political career ended as soon as he was out of the detention.
He gave up politics and showed his willingness to resume his job. There were reports that he could be posted as advisor to J&K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha.
Shah Faesal hails from the remote village of Lolab in north Kashmir. Terrorists killed his father in 2002. He went to the Army school and topped the UPSC examination in 2009.
In his brief career as a politician he was detained at Delhi airport on the intervening night of August 14-15, 2019, and placed under detention. He was booked under the draconian Public Safety Act in February 2020 which was revoked four months later.