After 4 years of service, ‘Agniveers’ will get preference in CAPF and Assam Rifles: Home Ministry
Making the career path of ‘Agniveers’ easier after their four-years of service in the armed forces, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has announced that priority will be given to them in getting recruitment to Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assam Rifles.
Launching the ‘Agnipath’ scheme, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that after completing their service of four years of Agniveers, many central ministries and states governments including Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) & corporations will give priority to them in job opportunities.” He added that In the coming days, you will get the announcement by various state governments and ministries regarding the priority in job opportunities to Agniveers.
“The Agnipath scheme is a visionary step by PM Narendra Modi for the bright future of the youth of the country. In this context, the Home Ministry has decided that such Agniveers who have completed four years of service under the scheme, will get preference in recruitment in the CAPFs and the Assam Rifles,” the Office of the Home Minister of India mentioned in a tweet.
Detailed planning work has been started in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) following the decision. “The youth trained by ‘Agnipath Yojana’ will be able to contribute in the service and security of the country even further. Detailed planning work has started on this decision,” the Office of the Home Minister further added.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) decides to reserve 10% vacancies for recruitment in CAPFs and Assam Rifles for Agniveers. The MHA also decides to give 3 years age relaxation beyond the prescribed upper age limit to Agniveers for recruitment in CAPFs & Assam Rifles. Further, for the first batch of Agniveer, the age relaxation will be for 5 years beyond the prescribed upper age limit.
The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) include forces such as Assam Rifles (AR), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), National Security Guard (NSG) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).