Lucknow, July 15 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday announced that the state government will give priority to Agniveers in police and other related services.
Yogi tweeted, “The UP government will give priority to Agniveers in police and other related services after serving Maa Bharati. The double engine government of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is continuously dedicated and fully committed for the up-gradation of youth and for their secured future.”
Earlier, the CM while welcoming the approval of ‘Agnipath Scheme’ by Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that ‘Agnipath Scheme’ will increase the strength of the armed forces. “This scheme will strengthen the security of the country,” he said.
Expressing his gratitude to the Prime Minister and the Defense Minister for the ‘Agnipath Scheme”, Yogi said that this scheme will create a golden chapter in Indian military history.
It may be noted that in a major step, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday unveiled the Agnipath schemes which aims to transform the armed forces, bringing down the average age of the soldiers from around 32 years now to 26 years in the next six-seven years.
According to the scheme, up to 25 per cent Agniveers are to be selected as regular cadre based on a central, transparent system after four years and 100 per cent candidates can apply on volunteer basis to enroll in regular cadre.
Agniveers will be given an attractive customised monthly package along with Risk and Hardship allowances as applicable in the three services.
On completion of the engagement period of four years, Agniveers will be paid a one time ‘SevaNidhi’ package which shall comprise their contribution including accrued interest and matching contribution from the government equal to the accumulated amount of their contribution including interest.