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Agnipath: Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar promises 'guaranteed' state govt jobs for Agniveers

The government has projected Agnipath scheme as a major overhaul of the decades-old selection process to enhance the youthful profile of the services.

Poorva Joshi Edited by: Poorva Joshi @poorvajoshi1424 Gurugram Updated on: June 21, 2022 11:37 IST
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'Guaranteed jobs' in Haryana govt for Agniveers who return after 4 years service: CM Khattar

Highlights

  • Haryana CM on Tuesday said Agniveers will get guaranteed jobs in state government.
  • Haryana is witnessing massive protests over the Centre's Agnipath scheme.
  • He said Agniveers can get inducted into any cadre for Group C jobs.

Agnipath scheme: Amid widespread protest over the Agnipath scheme, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday promised that Agniveers would be given guaranteed jobs in the state government after four-year of service in the armed forces.

Addressing a state-level International Yoga Day function at Bhiwani, he said that Agniveers will be inducted into any cadre for Group C and also be given jobs in the police.

"I announce that anyone (the Agniveers) who wants to join Haryana government services, they will be given a guaranteed job, no one will go without a job. We take guarantee for this," he said.

Khattar's promise comes in the backrop of massive protests that erupted last week in different states against the Modi government's new military recruitment scheme. 

The government has projected this scheme as a major overhaul of the decades-old selection process to enhance the youthful profile of the services. But protesters have expressed apprehensions over the short tenure being offered under the scheme. 

The Agnipath scheme provides for the recruitment of youths in the age bracket of 17-and-half to 21 years for only four years with a provision to retain 25 per cent of them for 15 more years. Later, the government extended the upper age limit to 23 years for recruitment in 2022 and announced quotas in different departments for ex-servicemen.

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