New Delhi: Ever since the Agneepath scheme of the Central Government was launched, protests are being seen against it in many states of the country. Violent demonstrations have started across the country regarding the Agneepath scheme. In such a situation, the government has recently taken some new decisions to pacify the anger of the youth. According to the new announcement of the government, Agniveers will get 10% reservation for jobs in the Ministry of Defence.
The announcement comes after four days of widespread protests and agitation by candidates over the scheme in many parts of India.
These 10% reservation will be implemented in the posts of Indian Coast Guard, Civil Defense and all 16 Defense Public Sector Undertakings. Explain that this reservation will be in addition to the existing reservation for retired soldiers.
Raksha Mantri Shri @rajnathsingh has approved a proposal to reserve 10% of the job vacancies in Ministry of Defence for ‘Agniveers’ meeting requisite eligibility criteria.
— रक्षा मंत्री कार्यालय/ RMO India (@DefenceMinIndia) June 18, 2022
The defence ministry office has also clarified that the necessary steps will be taken to implement these provisions.
“Necessary amendments to relevant recruitment rules will be undertaken to implement these provisions. Defence Public Sector Undertakings will be advised to make similar amendments to their respective recruitment rules. Necessary age relaxation provision will also be made”, tweeted the ministry office.
Amid intensifying protests over the ‘Agneepath’ scheme, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday defended the scheme, saying it has been implemented after extensive consultations with ex-servicemen. Singh said “confusion” was being spread regarding the scheme for political reasons. He said that this scheme will revolutionize the recruitment process of soldiers.
He said that there would be no compromise on the quality of training imparted to the personnel recruited under the scheme. The Defense Minister said that the scheme has been implemented after nearly two years of consultations with ex-servicemen and a decision in this regard has been taken on the basis of consensus.