Himanta’s scheme is different from the rest

Himanta’s scheme is different from the rest

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has already ruled out any agitation against the Agneepath plan to recruit in the army. He announced that 75 percent of the Agniveers who would be retiring after four years of service in the army would be reinstated in the Assam Police. Earlier, states like Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand etc. had said that the retiring firefighters would be given priority in the appointments of police and disaster management department, but Himanta Sarma said that all the retiring youths would be given jobs. If you look at it, it’s not even a big deal.

If on an average, the Government of India appoints 50 thousand Agniveers every year and out of them 37 thousand people retire every four years, then in a small state like Assam, the number of Agniveers retiring will be around one thousand or so. Adjusting 1000 people in jobs every year is not a big deal. Even from big states, the number of Agniveers who retire every year will not be very much. From above, the central government has also said that the retiring Agniveers will be given 10 percent reservation in the central paramilitary forces and the Assam Rifles. This means that the number of Agniveers who are looking for jobs after retiring from the army will not be very much. State wise this number will be even less.

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