IAS Shah Faesal has a controversial and crispy journey of his life through the doors from bureaucracy to politics and then politics to bureaucracy again.
Shah came in politics with the involvement as the president of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM). Shah called it quits from politics last week, if things fall in place, Shah is likely to rejoin IAS later this month.
Interestingly, the government can not ignore his wish to joining civil service again because the government couldn’t even accept his resignation from civil service yet, though after two years.
The IAS topper who decided to quit civil services last year opting for public life, in a surprising reversal has bidden farewell to politics as his fledgeling career became a casualty of the nullification of Article 370.
A strong critic of Article 370 before the abrogation, Shah called it quits from politics last week, a decision which has angered the population of the region. If things fall in place, Shah is likely to rejoin IAS later this month.
The U-turn has led to him being labelled as the resignation man disclosed that he was not surrendered to quit politics, but a strategic decision.
After launching his own party, former bureaucrat Shah Faesal has now decided to leave politics in less than 18 months and is now being labelled as the resignation man once again. After stepping down as the president of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM), there is speculation that the bureaucrat-turned-politician may now turn bureaucrat again, as his resignation was not accepted.
IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal, who quit politics, officials sources said had violated the civil service conduct rules and that might dash his hopes of rejoining the service, though he could question the government why his resignation had not been accepted till this date.
Moreover, Shah Faesal, according to the sources, owes money to the government as his fellowship was funded by the government. The situation has become more complex as the government has taken no decision on his resignation for almost two years now. This leaves a window open for him to question the government over its indecision on his resignation pending with the government since 2018.
The Civil Service Conduct rules are coming in the way of the restoration of Shah Faesal to the services for all what he said and did before and after his resignation from the service in 2018 is gross violation of the rules. Any concession on this account will set a wrong precedent, said official sources who know the case very well.