Kind government on Agniveers: After BSF, now 10% reservation in CISF, relaxation in age and physical test
The Union Home Ministry has announced a 10 percent reservation for ex-fire veterans in jobs in the Central Police Reserve Force (CISF). The announcement comes days after the ministry announced a 10 percent reservation for ex-firefighters in the Border Security Force (BSF).
There is good news for the firefighters. A week after announcing a 10 percent reservation for ex-Agniveers in the Border Security Force (BSF), the Union Home Ministry has now announced a similar reservation in the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). The announcement was made through a notification after amending the rules made under the Central Industrial Security Force Act, 1968 (50 of 1968), according to PTI. It has been said in this notification that ex-Agniveers will also be exempted from physical efficiency tests.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has also issued a notification giving relaxation in the maximum age limit. It states that the exemption will depend on whether he belongs to the first batch of Agniveer or the subsequent batch. It has been said in the notification that ex-Agniveers will also be given relaxation in the physical exams. The Center said that the upper age limit will be relaxed by five years for the candidates of the first batch of ex-Agniveers and up to three years for the candidates of other batches. Explain that the age limit specified for recruitment in paramilitary forces is 18-23 years.
Let us tell you that in the past, the Central Government had announced giving 10 percent reservation for the recruitment of former firefighters in the Border Security Force (BSF). Agniveers will have a 10 percent share in the recruitment of jawans in BSF. Former Agniveers of the first batch will also be given a relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit.
The BJP-led central government on June 14 last year launched the ambitious Agneepath scheme to recruit youth in the age group of 17½ to 21 years in the Army, Navy and Air Force for a period of four years. The recruits under the scheme are known as Agniveers. The Center had said that one-fourth of the recruits would be absorbed into regular service after the completion of the four-year term.