Mumbai: Five Muslim candidates, including three females, are among 369 candidates recommended by the Maharashtra Public Service Commissioner (MPSC) for different government posts, according to State Services Main Examination 2015 results declared last week.
While the female candidates who have successfully cracked the tough MPSC 2015 exams are Sayyad Samrin Salim, Arshiya Juhi and Swaliha Noor Muhammad Malgavi, the male candidates are Hawaldar Tasleem Shamir and Shaikh Samir Khalil.
Shaikh Samir Khalil, Arshiya Juhi and Swaliha Noor Muhammad Malgavi have been recommended for the post of Chief Officer, Municipality/ Municipal Parishad whereas Hawaldar Tasleem Shamir has been posted as Section Officer and Sayyad Samrin Salim has been recommended for the post of Assistant Regional Transport Officer.
Based on the 2015 State Services Examination, the the Maharashtra Public Service Commissioner (MPSC) has recommended a total of 369 candidates for different senior and junior level state government posts.
Ironically, not a single Muslim has been qualified for the post of Deputy Collector (SDM), Deputy Superintendent of Plice (DySP), Assistand Commissioner of Sales Tax, Tahsildar and other senior posts.
Last year too only 05 Muslims, including a female, had passed the MPSC 2014 exam. A total of 435 candidates from all over Maharashtra had cracked the MPSC Main exam in 2014.
The Muslim community is already under represented in the state and central government jobs. In some areas, the Muslim representation in government sector is zero.
The Muslims are about 13% of the total population of Maharashtra.
Among various reasons cited for poor representation of Muslims in civil services are their lack of interest in appearing for the coveted exams.
"We cannot improve number of Muslims passing the civil services exam unless more and more candidates from the community appear for these competitive exams", Aleem Faizee, Chairman Nobel Education & Welfare Society (NEWS) said while talking to ummid.com.