The Union Home Ministry has also announced 10 percent reservation for ex-firefighters in the recruitment of vacant posts in the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). A week ago, the Ministry of Home Affairs had made a similar announcement in BSF recruitment for Agniveers.
The ministry has also announced relaxation in the upper age limit for Agniveers. It will be available on the basis of first batch or subsequent batches of Agniveers. For this, the rules made under the Central Industrial Security Force Act, 1968 have been amended. The notification states that 10 percent of the posts will be reserved for ex-servicemen.
The ministry has said that the upper age limit will be relaxed up to five years for the candidates of the first batch of ex-Agniveers and up to three years for the candidates of other batches. The notification states that ex-employees will also be exempted from the physical test, that is, they will not have to undergo the physical test.
It is worth mentioning that on June 14 last year, the Central Government had announced the Agneepath scheme for the recruitment of youth in the age group of 17 to 21½ years in the Army, Navy and Air Force. Under this scheme, youth will be recruited on contract basis for the first four years. Under this, the soldiers who are recruited in the armies will be known as Agniveer.
10 percent vacancies in central paramilitary forces reserved for Agniveers
As per the government’s announcement, 25 per cent Agniveers from each batch will be offered regular service after completion of four years of service under Agneepath scheme. For this, Agniveers will have to pass the test. After the announcement of the Agneepath scheme, the Ministry of Home Affairs had said that 10 per cent vacancies in central paramilitary forces and the Assam Rifles would be reserved for ex-Agniveers.
At present, the age limit for recruitment in paramilitary forces is 18-23 years. Under the Agneepath scheme, those joining the armed forces even at the maximum age limit of 21 years, up to the age of 30 years after four years of service in the Army or Air Force or Navy in case of the first batch and up to 28 years for subsequent batches Can be recruited by CISF. A similar change has also been made in the Border Security Force (BSF).
CISF jobs reservation for Agniveer in CISF jobs