21 Jun, 2022 6p.m.

Fifteen benefits for 'Agniveers' after their retirement

  1. The union government said on Thursday that 10% of positions in the Home and Defense ministries will be reserved for 'Agniveers.'
  2. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced on Saturday that 10% of the postings in the Indian Coast Guard will be reserved for Agniveers after meeting with Army Chief General Manoj Pandey, Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar, and Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chowdhary. The Ministry of Defence's 16 state-owned firms is in the same boat.
  3. Union Home Minister Amit Shah declared that 10% of slots in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assam Rifles will be earmarked for Agniveers. Agniveers will be given three further years of exemption from the scheme's age limit for joining the CAPFS and Assam Rifles, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs. For the first class of Agniveers, it has been extended to five years.
  4. According to the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways, Agniveers will be included in six service branches, including the merchant navy, to guarantee a smooth transition.
  5. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has stated that efforts will be made to enlist the services of technically qualified Agniveers for a variety of purposes.
  6. The National Institute of Open Schooling has stated that Agniveers involved in the initiative would be able to take special courses to earn their class 10th and 12th pass certifications. This credential can be used to pursue higher education anywhere in the United States.
  7. The plan, according to Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, is to employ retired Agniveers in all state-owned firms within the housing and petroleum ministries.
  8. The Union Ministry of Education has agreed to establish a three-year undergraduate special technical educational degree for Agniveers.
  9. Aside from several ministries in the federal government, state administrations led by the Bjp have made a number of commitments. Agniveers would be given preference in related employment, including police, in Uttar Pradesh, according to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
  10. Agniveers will be given precedence in hiring, according to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
  11. The government of Madhya Pradesh has stated that after serving in the army, the state police will prioritise recruiting Agniveers.
  12. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma declared that those who complete the four-year programme will be given preference in the state police recruiting process.
  13. The state of Karnataka has made the same pledge.
  14. Several industrialists have lent their support to the initiative, in addition to the BJP-led government. According to Anand Mahindra's declaration on Monday, the Mahindra group welcomes deserving and trained youth (Agniveers).
  15. Harsh Goenka, an industrialist, has made a similar pledge. "The RPG group also welcomes the opportunity to recruit Agniveers," he tweeted on Monday. Hopefully, other corporations will follow suit and take this promise to protect our youth's future.

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