Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted that with this decision of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the youth trained under Agnipath Scheme will be able to contribute to the service and security of the country even further. He said that the work of making a detailed plan for this decision has started.
New Delhi: There is confusion among the youth regarding 'Agnipath scheme'. Protests are going on in many cities of the country to oppose this plan. In such a situation, the Home Minister of the country Amit Shah has made it clear that under the Agnipath Yojana, after four years of serving in the three wings of the army, the roads will not be closed for Agniveers. Amit Shah said that the Ministry of Home Affairs has decided that Agniveers who have completed four years under the Agniveer scheme will be given priority in recruitment in Central forces and Assam Rifles.
Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted that with this decision of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the youth trained under the Agneepath scheme will be able to contribute to the service and security of the country even further. He said that the work of making a detailed plan for this decision has started.
Agniveers will have many opportunities
This decision of the Ministry of Home Affairs is very important because after serving 4 years in the army, the doors of recruitment will open for Agniveers in Central forces and Assam Rifles. Also, this decision will help in filling up around 73,000 existing vacancies in central forces like CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP, SSB and Assam Rifles. At the same time, the Central forces and the Assam Rifle will be able to get the service of trained youth, who will have already been trained.
More than 73 thousand posts are vacant in Assam Rifles
In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on March 16, Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai had said that a total of 73,219 posts are vacant in the Central Forces and the Assam Rifles, including 1969 for gazetted officers, 23,129 for subordinate officers and 48,121 in other ranks. It was also said in the written reply that between 2017 and 2021, about one lakh personnel were recruited in the central forces.
The vacancies are filled through various modes of recruitment like direct recruitment, promotion, deputation etc. as per the provisions of the respective recruitment rules. Whenever vacancies arise, measures are being taken to fill them through various agencies like UPSC and SSC along with holding recruitment rallies, conducting departmental examinations etc. Filling up of vacancies is a continuous process and efforts are made to fill up the vacancies expeditiously through the respective modes of recruitment.