Himachal Pradesh government assures jobs to 'Agniveers'

Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur took the decision to recruit Agniveers of Agnipath scheme in a cabinet meeting.

Himachal Pradesh government assures jobs to 'Agniveers' Himachal Pradesh CM (Source: Official Twitter Account)
Team Careers360 | Jun 25, 2022 - 9:28 p.m. IST
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SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh government on Saturday announced jobs to 'Agniveers' after their four-year stint in the armed forces, according to a press note issued by the government. The decision was taken during a cabinet meeting headed by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur. However, the government did not clarify the posts where the young ex-servicemen would be accommodated. When asked, Thakur's press secretary Rajesh said, "The modalities will be finalised soon."

"Our government will ensure jobs to the Agniveers of Agneepath scheme launched by the Central Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. A decision in this regard was taken in the cabinet meeting today," Thakur said in a tweet.

Meanwhile, to ensure free and fair conduction of recruitments in government jobs, the cabinet decided to bring the examinations conducted by the Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission under the preview of The Himachal Pradesh Prevention of Malpractices at University, Board or other Specified Examination Act, 1984. It also approved amendment to the Himachal Pradesh Widow Remarriage Rules, 2013, by extending the grant to Rs 65,000 instead of existing Rs 50,000 to the couple, the press note said.

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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar also announced recently that the Haryana government will provide "guaranteed" employment to 'Agniveers' after their four-year stint in the armed forces.

The Centre had on June 14 unveiled the Agnipath scheme under which youths between 17-and-a-half and 21 years will be inducted in the three services for a four-year tenure. Twenty-five per cent of the recruits will be retained for regular service. The government projected this scheme as a major overhaul of the decades-old selection process to enhance the youthful profile of the services.

(with inputs from PTI)

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