The government of J&K identified the eclecticism of Khursheed Ahmad Ganai, a mechite from 74-79 batch pertinent and asked for his services as the principal secretary to the Chief Minister of J&K. Ganai did his post-graduation from IIT and MBA from UK. He later sat for the 1982 IAS examinations and secured a nationwide 2nd rank. He received the J&K CM’s Gold Medal for his 25 year tenure in public welfare activities and various radical reforms he initiated in general administration. Proud to be BITSian, Ganai is also credited for formation and logistics of new districts, creation of GAD website and file tracking system and proposals like the acquisition of land for railways and road widening in many districts.