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Central Offer 10% Reservation, Age Relaxations To Ex-Agniveers In CISF, BSF, RPF

In a significant move aimed at integrating ex-servicemen into central armed forces, several agencies including the CISF, BSF, and RPF have announced a special recruitment initiative for former Agniveer soldiers. Under the Agnipath recruitment scheme introduced in June 2022, these forces will reserve 10 percent of constable positions for ex-Agniveers. This initiative is part of […]

Central Offer 10% Reservation, Age Relaxations To Ex-Agniveers In CISF, BSF, RPF
Central Offer 10% Reservation, Age Relaxations To Ex-Agniveers In CISF, BSF, RPF

In a significant move aimed at integrating ex-servicemen into central armed forces, several agencies including the CISF, BSF, and RPF have announced a special recruitment initiative for former Agniveer soldiers. Under the Agnipath recruitment scheme introduced in June 2022, these forces will reserve 10 percent of constable positions for ex-Agniveers. This initiative is part of efforts to utilize the skills and discipline of former soldiers who complete a four-year tenure.

According to CISF Director General Nina Singh, ex-Agniveers will receive special exemptions in physical tests and age relaxations. The CISF plans to implement this directive in upcoming constable appointments, emphasizing the benefits of integrating experienced personnel into the force.

Similarly, BSF Director General Nitin Agrawal highlighted that ex-Agniveers will receive age relaxations and bring valuable experience and discipline to the BSF. He noted the significance of recruiting individuals with four years of training and service, stating it would enhance the operational capabilities of the force.

Meanwhile, the RPF also announced a 10 percent reservation in future constable recruitments for ex-Agniveers. Director General Manoj Yadava expressed optimism about the contribution of ex-Agniveers, highlighting their potential to infuse new vigor and morale into the RPF.

Opposition parties, including the Congress, have raised concerns about the fate of the 75 percent of Agniveers who may not be retained after their initial tenure. However, proponents argue that the scheme not only supports veterans’ transition into civilian life but also enriches the armed forces with skilled and disciplined personnel.

The move is expected to streamline recruitment processes across these agencies, fostering a mutually beneficial arrangement that supports both veterans and national security objectives.

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