Union Home Ministry Implements 10% Reservation for Agniveers in Central Armed Police Forces

New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has announced a significant recruitment policy change for the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), reserving 10 percent of constable posts for former Agniveers. This move aims to integrate trained and disciplined personnel into the forces, enhancing their overall competence.

CISF Director General (DG) Neena Singh confirmed that the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is fully prepared for this change. “Former Agniveers will be exempt from the physical efficiency test, and there will be an age limit relaxation for them,” she stated. “This arrangement is crucial for CISF as it will provide trained, competent, and qualified manpower, fostering discipline within the force. It also offers Agniveers an opportunity to continue serving in a security role.”

BSF DG Nitin Agarwal expressed support for the initiative, highlighting its benefits for all forces. “We are preparing soldiers, and this initiative ensures that all forces will benefit. Agniveers will receive 10 percent reservation in recruitment,” he said.

CRPF DG Anish Dayal Singh echoed this sentiment, noting that the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has made all necessary arrangements to recruit former Agniveers. “Agniveers have already learned discipline in the army. From day one, we will have trained and disciplined personnel. The first batch will receive a five-year age relaxation,” Singh explained.

SSB DG Daljit Singh also confirmed that the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has reserved 10 percent of constable vacancies for former Agniveers, with a similar five-year age relaxation and exemption from the physical efficiency test for the first batch.

RPF Director General Manoj Yadava announced that the Railway Protection Force (RPF) will also implement a 10 percent reservation for former Agniveers in all future constable recruitments. “RPF is very excited to welcome former Agniveers. This will provide new strength, energy, and a morale boost to the force,” Yadava stated.

This initiative marks a significant step towards integrating former military personnel into the CAPFs, leveraging their training and discipline to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of India’s security forces.

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