New Delhi: On Wednesday, Union home minister and BJP senior leader Amit Shah announced that government has decided to give priority to ‘Agniveers’ who have completed four years under the ‘Agnipath’ scheme in the recruitment of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assam Rifles.
Taking to twitter, In a series of tweets in Hindi Union home ministry Amit Shah said, “Agnipath Yojana is a visionary and welcome decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the bright future of the youth. In this context, today, the ministry of home affairs (MHA) has decided to give priority to Agniveers who complete 4 years under this scheme for recruitment in CAPFs (central armed police forces) and Assam Rifles.”
‘अग्निपथ योजना’ युवाओं के उज्ज्वल भविष्य के लिए @narendramodi जी का एक दूरदर्शी व स्वागत योग्य निर्णय है।
इसी संदर्भ में आज गृह मंत्रालय ने इस योजना में 4 साल पूरा करने वाले अग्निवीरों को CAPFs और असम राइफल्स में भर्ती में प्राथमिकता देने का निर्णय लिया है।#BharatKeAgniveer
— गृहमंत्री कार्यालय, HMO India (@HMOIndia) June 15, 2022
He further said, “As this decision was taken by the MHA under the guidance of Prime Minister Modi, the youth trained by the ‘Agnipath’ scheme will be able to contribute to the service and security of the country. Detailed planning work has been initiated on this decision.”
On Tuesday, Unveiling the ‘Agnipath’ scheme, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had said that it was a transformative initiative that would provide a youthful profile to the armed forces. “Under the Agnipath scheme, Indian youngsters will be provided an opportunity to serve in the armed forces as Agniveer,” he added. Under the scheme, around 46,000 soldiers will be recruited this year between the ages of 17 and a half years and 21 years into the three services, the defence ministry said.