New Delhi, 15 June
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday announced that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has decided to give priority to ‘Agneepaths’ who have completed four years under the ‘Agneepath’ scheme in the recruitment of Central Armed Police Forces. CAPF) and Assam Rifles.
The Home Minister also pointed out that a “detailed plan” and “work in this regard” has been initiated in the Home Ministry soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the decision on the ‘Agneepath’ scheme.
In a series of tweets in Hindi, Shah first welcomed the plan, while claiming that it aims to transform the armed forces.
“Agneepath scheme is a visionary and welcome decision by Prime Minister Modi ji for the bright future of 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.
“Since this decision was taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs under the guidance of Prime Minister Modi, the youth trained by the Agneepath scheme will be able to contribute to the service and security of the country. Detailed planning work has been started on this decision.”
Unveiling the ‘Agneepath’ scheme yesterday, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh had said that it is a transformative initiative that will provide a youth profile to the armed forces. “Under the Agneepath scheme, Indian youth will be provided an opportunity to serve as Agniveers in the armed forces,” he said.