Agneepath Scheme: The Home Ministry on Saturday announced that ‘Agneevar’ will be inducted into the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and Assam Rifles after his four-year stint in the Army.
Amidst the protests taking place in different cities of the country regarding the Agneepath scheme, the Ministry of Home Affairs made a big announcement on Saturday.
The Ministry of Home Affairs decided to reserve 10 per cent vacancies for Agniveers for recruitment to the Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles.
Also, Agniveers were given 3 years relaxation from the upper age limit for recruitment in two forces. Apart from this, there will be a relaxation of 5 years from the upper age limit for the first batch of Agniveer.
Agniveers to get 10% reservation in CAPF and Assam Rifles
The latest announcement to increase the age limit of the first batch comes just a day after the Center announced one-time relaxation in age limit for the Agneepath scheme. Armed forces will start recruitment under Agneepath scheme from next week.
The detailed schedule will be announced soon and candidates will be able to apply to become the first batch of Agniveer. The protests related to the Agneepath scheme have also disturbed the peace of the country. Violent demonstrations are taking place in many states of the country regarding the scheme.
Earlier, terming the Agneepath scheme as a visionary decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had said that the new recruitment scheme for the armed forces would provide a bright future to the youth.
Amit Shah said that youth trained under Agneepath scheme will contribute more in the service and security of the nation. At the same time, Amit Shah had told that a detailed plan is going on for the recruitment of Agniveers in CAPF and Assam Rifles.
More than 73,000 posts vacant in five wings of paramilitary forces
Presently the five wings of paramilitary forces are Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Shastra Seema Bal (SSB), and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) with over 73,000 posts. are empty.