Union Home Ministry announced 10% reservation for former Agniveers

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Union Home Ministry announced 10% reservation for former Agniveers

The Union Home Ministry has announced a 10% reservation for former Agniveers in the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

An Overview of the News

  • Its objective is to provide opportunities to a specific group and promote their participation in the Armed Forces.

  • This reservation is similar to the reservation announced for former Agniveers in the Border Security Force (BSF).

  • Former Agniveers will get relaxation in the upper age limit and will also be exempted from Physical Efficiency Test.

  • The upper age limit for candidates of the first batch of Agniveers shall be relaxed by up to five years, whereas the other batches shall get age relaxation by up to three years.

  • The Agnipath scheme has been launched by the central government for recruitment in the Armed Forces.

  • The Agnipath scheme was approved by the Indian Government in June 2022.

  • The scheme aims to induct youth between 17-and-a-half years of age and 21 years of age on a four-year short-term contractual basis.

  • The scheme has been designed to ensure a youthful profile of the Armed Forces.

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