Rajnath Singh approves 10% reservation of jobs for Agniveers in Defence Civilian posts

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Shri Rajnath Singh, the Raksha Mantri, has approved a proposal to reserve 10% of all job vacancies in the Ministry of Defence for Agniveers who meet the guidelines. The 10% reservation will be implemented in the Indian Coast Guard, defence civilian posts and all the 16 Defence Public Sector Undertakings. These undertakings are Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML), Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) Limited, Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL), Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders (MDL), Mishra Dhatu Nigam (Midhani) Limited, Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited (AVNL), Advanced Weapons & Equipment India Ltd. (AW&EIL), Munitions India Limited (MIL), Yantra India Limited (YIL), Gliders India Limited (GIL), India Optel Limited (IOL) and Troop Comforts Limited (TCL). This reservation would be in addition to existing reservations for ex-servicemen.

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To implement these provisions, relevant recruitment rules will be amended. DPSUs will be urged to make similar changes to their recruitment policies. Agniveers will also get the age relaxation they need for these posts.

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