New Delhi: “Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has approved a plan by the defense ministry to allocate 10 per cent vacancies to Agni soldiers who meet the required qualifications.
A press release issued by the Central Government said: “This 10 per cent reservation for Agni soldiers is due to the Indian Coast Guard, civilian posts in the defense sector and 16 public sector companies belonging to the defense sector, Hindustan Aeronautical Company (HAL), Bharat Electronics (BEL), Bharat Earth. Movers Company (BEML), Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), Garden Reach Ship Builders & Engineers (GRSE), Goa Shipyard Company (GSL), Hindustan Shipyard Company (HSL);
Masakan Dock Ship Builders (MDL), Misra Ore Nigam (Midani), Armored Vehicles Nigam (AVNL), Advanced Weapons & Equipment India (AW & EIL), Munisense India (MIL), Yantra India (YIL), Gliders India Implemented at India Abdel and Troop Comforts (TCL). This reservation will be in addition to the existing ex-servicemen’s reservation.
In order to implement these procedures, necessary amendments will be made in the relevant recruitment rules. Defense-based PSUs are also advised to make similar amendments to their companies’ relevant recruitment rules. For the above posts, the necessary age relaxations will be given to select the firefighters, ”it said.
Resistance and Offers:
Earlier, Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh had on the 13th launched the ‘Agni Path’ scheme, which will employ people between the ages of 17.5 and 21 in the Army, Navy and Air Force on a four-year contract basis. The project was strongly opposed by the youth. In Bihar in particular, a large number of young people who have been trained to join the army are fighting.
The agitation, which started in the northern states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, spread to Telangana yesterday. Protesters set fire to a train parked at the Secunderabad railway station in Telangana yesterday. A young man was killed in the shooting. A total of 12 trains were also torched across the country, including Bihar. The strike affected about 300 trains nationwide.
Following that, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a two-year relaxation of the entry age for joining the army under the Agni Path scheme, raising it from 21 to 23.
In addition, the Union Home Ministry announced that the Central Armed Forces (CAFF), which completes 4 years of service as Agni soldiers after completing the Agni Path project, will be given a 10% quota in the Assam Rifles.
In addition, first batch Agni soldiers will be offered a five-year age limit to join the CAPF, Assam Rifles. The Interior Ministry has said that concessions will be given at the age limit of 3 years from what has already been announced to those who leave in subsequent bat.
However, Rajnath Singh held urgent consultations with the security forces commanders as the anti-Agni road protests intensified across the country. Meanwhile, it is noteworthy that Tamil Nadu youths were involved in the anti-Agni road protests in Chennai today.