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Odisha govt lauds Agnipath, could moot coverage for jobs

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Odisha govt lauds Agnipath, may moot policy for jobs

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR:  Amid protests over the Agnipath scheme, Odisha has turn into the primary non-BJP dominated State to welcome the initiative that goals to recruit troopers under the rank of commissioned officers into the three providers of the armed forces for 4 years on contract. 

Minister of State for Home Tusharkanti Behera on Tuesday stated Agnipath will present youths job alternatives after matriculation on the age of 18 and make out there a really disciplined and skilled youth for varied sectors.

“Youths are opposing its process because it does not guarantee a permanent job after four years. The Centre has made some changes in the scheme and the tri-services are also coming up with solutions to address the concerns. Hopefully, it will be resolved soon,” he instructed mediapersons.

The State junior Home Minister stated although no coverage choice has been taken to recruit Agniveers after their de-induction from the Armed forces, Odisha authorities could take steps to offer employment alternatives to the disciplined workforce.

“Agnipath is a new scheme and the discipline and skills that Agniveers gain during the four-year of service will make them eminently employable. There is reservation for NCC certificate holders for recruitment in Odisha Police. Similar provisions can be made for the Agniveers and the State government will take a policy decision at the right time,” he stated.

On protests in numerous components of the nation towards the scheme, Behera stated, the Centre has introduced 10 per cent reservation for Agniveers within the jobs supplied by the Union Home and Defence ministries and different sectors. The Ministry of Home Affairs additionally promised that Agniveers will get three extra years of exemption from the age restrict of the scheme to affix CAPFs and Assam Rifles, he stated.

IMFA provides to recruit Agniveers

Bhubaneswar: With a number of Corporates pitching in with assist to the Centre’s Agnipath scheme, Odisha-based Indian Metal And Ferro Alloys (IMFA) Limited has introduced to provide desire to the Agniveers after completion of their tenure within the Armed forces. Managing Director of IMFA Limited Subhrakant Panda stated the Agnipath scheme is a novel initiative which supplies youth a possibility to serve the nation after which be a part of the final workforce having imbibed sure expertise. “I welcome it wholeheartedly. Industry will be more than willing to take on board Agniveers after completion of tour of duty given their unique training and skill set. IMFA will give preference to them in recruitment,” he added.