Opportunities abound for Agniveers, with a 10% job reservation for them

Under the Agnipath scheme, the Centre has offered job opportunities for Agniveers. Those who have completed four years of training and service as Agniveers will now be eligible for 10% of employment in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), Assam Rifles, 16 defence public-sector undertakings (DPSU), defence civilian posts, and the Indian Coast Guard. This allocation will be in addition to the existing reservation for former military personnel.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved the idea to reserve posts in the Defense Ministry. To facilitate this reservation policy, all necessary rule book adjustments will be implemented.

Where necessary, age will be relaxed as well. CAPFs — Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), and Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) — and Assam Rifles, for instance, will grant Agniveers a three-year extension beyond the maximum age limit. The first batch will be given a five-year relaxation. Agniveers will also be offered positions in the Civil Aviation Ministry in sectors such as aircraft maintenance and repair, air traffic control, and in-flight safety, among others.

They may even be considered for the thousands of vacant physical education teaching positions if they are given the proper training. However, no official notification has yet been made in this regard.

Meanwhile, the Indian Navy’s Agniveers will be accommodated in six service locations by the Directorate General of Shipping, which is part of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW). Agniveers are also being given preference in the recruitment of police services in certain states.

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