Firefighters will be considered for appointment as physical education teachers: Anurag Thakur amid anti-Agneepath protests

New Delhi : Agneepath Scheme Amid protests across the country, Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said on Saturday that Agniveers would be considered for appointment as physical education teachers in schools after retirement from service. Speaking to ANI, the Union Minister said that when the youth come out of the army […]
 


 

Firefighters will be considered for appointment as physical education teachers: Anurag Thakur amid anti-Agneepath protestsNew Delhi : Agneepath Scheme Amid protests across the country, Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said on Saturday that Agniveers would be considered for appointment as physical education teachers in schools after retirement from service. Speaking to ANI, the Union Minister said that when the youth come out of the army after four years, special training will be given to ‘Agnivars’ who want to become physical education teachers.

Thakur said, “… to provide some crash courses and to provide training to those aspiring to become physical education teachers. There are 15 lakh posts of physical education teachers vacant in various states. We are also thinking in this direction.”

 

Meanwhile, he appealed to the youth opposing the Agneepath scheme not to indulge in violence and said the government was “seriously listening to their concerns”.

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports appeals to youth to stop violence

“I appeal to the youth that violence is not the right way. The government is listening to your concerns seriously. The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is also contemplating to do something for him when he comes after serving four years.

What is Agneepath Scheme?

The Union Cabinet on June 14 approved a recruitment scheme for Indian youth to serve in the three services of the Armed Forces called Agneepath and the youth selected under this scheme will be known as Agneepath.

Agneepath allows patriotic and motivated youth to serve in the armed forces for a period of four years.

The Agneepath scheme has been designed to enable the youth profile of the Armed Forces. As per the latest announcement by the ministry, the upper age limit for Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) – Border Security Force (BSF), Police Forces including Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (CRPF) ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), National Security Guard (NSG) and Special Protection Group (SPG) – will be 26 years old. Meanwhile, the first batch of Agniveers will get a further relaxation of 5 years from the upper age limit of 23 years, taking it up to 28 years.