As 'Agnipath' Protests Spread, Centre Announces More Concessions
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As 'Agnipath' Protests Spread, Centre Announces More Concessions

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June 18, 2022

With the protests against the new military recruitment scheme spreading to eight states, the government today announced 10 per cent reservation for 'Agniveers' in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assam Rifles.


Delhi, 18 June New 2022

As per news report of NDTV, The Ministry of Home Affairs also announced three years' age relaxation beyond the prescribed upper age limit to Agniveers for recruitment in the two paramilitary forces. The first batch of Agniveer will get age relaxation of five years beyond the prescribed upper age limit, it said. The announcement comes days after Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced that preference would be given to 'Agniveers' in the CAPFs. The Centre has already announced "one-time" change in the age limit for the new military recruitment scheme to 23 from 21. The decision was taken as no recruitment has taken place in the last two years. Currently, over 73,000 posts are vacant in five wings of the paramilitary forces - Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Shastra Seema Bal (SSB), and the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

Source -NDTV

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