Panaji: Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that the exact percentage of reservation for Agniveers in the services like police, Fire and Emergency services, Forest department and Prison Department will be decided by the State cabinet.
Sawant told reporters that he has already announced that there will be reservation for Agniveers in the state government’s services like Police, Fire and Emergency Services, Forest and Prison departments.
“The exact percentage of reservation would be decided in the state cabinet,” the chief minister said.
Sawant was speaking to reporters in presence of BJP Goa President Sadanand Shet Tanavade after chairing a meeting of party’s unit dedicated to ex-servicemen.
The chief minister said that the BJP Ex-servicemen unit has taken the responsibility to go around the state and create awareness about Agnipath and Agniveers scheme amongst the youth.
He said that this scheme will not only provide skilled training to the youth with the salary up to Rs four lakh annually, it will also create youth who is patriotic and ready to fight for the nation.
Sawant congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for such a scheme. “Everyone should welcome this scheme,” he added.