Upsc: Ayasha vs Ayasha: ‘Achievers’ turn out to be frauds, UPSC plans action | India News
Aysha Makrani from Alirajpur, Madhya Pradesh, and Tushar from Rewari, Haryana, had claimed to have cleared CSE 2022 by posing as genuinely selected candidates with similar names – Ayasha Fatima from Dewas, MP, and Tushar Kumar from Bihar — and quoting the same roll number as the latter. The confusion as to who was the genuinely selected candidate was widely reported in the media, with UPSC being blamed for the alleged “error”.
On Friday, UPSC put out a statement, clarifying that the claims of Aysha Makrani and Tushar were fake and that they had forged their documents to back these claims. “By doing so both Aysha Makrani and Tushar have acted in contravention of the provisions of the Rules of the Civil Services Examination, 2022. Therefore, the UPSC is contemplating both criminal as well as disciplinary penal action against both candidates,” it stated. UPSC said its examination system “is robust as well as fool-proof and such errors are not possible”.
Aysha Makrani, who claimed to have secured 184th rank, had in fact failed to clear even the preliminary examination stage by scoring 21.09 marks in General Studies Paper II against the required 66 marks. Similarly, Tushar did not clear prelims, having scored just 44.73 marks in General Studies Paper II.
UPSC on Friday confirmed that Ayasha Fatima and Tushar Kumar had secured 184th rank and 44th rank respectively in the final result of the CSE, 2022.
Slamming various media outlets for “irresponsibly” reporting the news, UPSC said media should have first verified with it the genuineness of their claims.
Aysha Makrani from Alirajpur, MP, and Tushar from Rewari, Haryana, had claimed to have cleared CSE 2022 by posing as genuinely selected candidates with similar names — Ayasha Fatima from Dewas, MP, and Tushar Kumar from Bihar — and quoting the same roll number as theirs.