Jammu, Jan 12: Governor Satya Pal Malik, Saturday, said that Shah Faesal, the IAS topper who recently resigned, could “deliver better as an officer rather than as a politician”.
“Faesal was an efficient and dedicated officer who rendered his services with great zeal and enthusiasm for the welfare of the state and its people particularly belonging to weaker sections of the society. In case he would continue his services as an IAS officer he could serve the people of society in a better way,” the Governor said in a statement issued here.
Faesal recently announced his resignation from the services “in protest against the unabated killings in Kashmir.”
The Governor, as per the statement, said that as far as Faesal’s feelings about Kashmiris are concerned, he could be posted in the region for “extending his fullest support in ameliorating the poverty and creating job opportunities for the youth of the valley so that people would be prosperous and would lead a better life.”
Terming the decision to join politics by Shah Faisal as his personal, Governor observed he could have done better even otherwise.
“He (Shah Faesal) has to consult the youth to know their aspirations and try to create a new platform for the redressal of problems and grievances of youth.”
Malik, however, observed that it is not necessary for him to suggest Faesal what he has to do in future even though his best wishes were always with him.
“I would love to meet him if he comes to me for redressal of problems of youth”, the Governor added in his statement.