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Home ministry to give priority to ‘Agniveers’ for jobs in CAPFs, AR

‘Agniveers’, soldiers recruited in the Army, Navy and the Air Force on short-term contract under a special ‘Agnipath’ scheme, will get priority in recruitment to the central armed police forces (CAPFs) and the Assam Rifles, the Union Home Ministry announced on Wednesday, June 15.
It said that those who complete four years of service under the scheme will be given priority in the recruitment process.
The government had, on Tuesday, unveiled the transformative scheme in a major overhaul of the decades-old selection process to bring in fitter and younger troops to deal with future security challenges facing the nation.
Under the scheme, around 46,000 soldiers will be recruited this year between the ages of 17-and-a-half and 21 years into the three services, the defence ministry said.
In a tweet, Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s office on Wednesday said the Agnipath scheme is a visionary and welcome decision by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a bright future of the country’s youth.
“In this context, today the Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to give priority to Agniveers who have completed four years under this scheme in the recruitment of CAPFs and Assam Rifles,” HMO India tweeted.
“With this decision of the Ministry of Home Affairs, under the guidance of the prime minister, youngsters trained under the Agnipath scheme will be able to contribute in the service and security of the country even further. Detailed planning work has started on this decision,” it said, in another tweet.

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