In a first in the country, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday announced guaranteed government jobs to Agniveers.
The Chief Minister said Haryana is the first state to ensure such jobs for the youth. “The state government is always working for the betterment of the people by taking decisions in public interest.”
He said the youth who would come out after joining the army under the Agnipath scheme would be given Group C or Haryana Police jobs.
The Chief Minister was addressing a function organised in Bhiwani on the eighth International Day of Yoga.
He also dedicated 337 wellness centres to the state.
The Chief Minister said it is a matter of pride to get a job in the army. Therefore, 75 per cent of the youth who will retire under the Agnipath scheme will be guaranteed jobs in Haryana.
“This is a unique gift for Agniveers. This will increase the interest of the youth in the army,” he said.
The Chief Minister said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought about a radical change in the Indian Army.
“Now the army will be further equipped on technical grounds. This will give opportunities to the youth of 10th to 12th standards. Thus Agnipath is a better scheme not only for the youth but also for the army,” he added.