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Agnipath: Data shows veterans fail to find govt jobs after retirement

A spokesperson for the Indian Railways said recruitment for around 24,242 vacancies of ex-servicemen was underway

People block Jalandhar-Delhi National Highway to protest against Centre's Agnipath scheme, in Jalandhar (Photo: PTI)
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People block Jalandhar-Delhi National Highway to protest against Centre's Agnipath scheme, in Jalandhar (Photo: PTI)

Arindam MajumderDhruvaksh SahaShreya Jai New Delhi
Even as Union ministers allay misgivings over Agnipath, figures show a meagre 2.4 per cent of the ex-servicemen who applied for a government job could get one as the Centre and the states have been unable to recruit against the reserved quotas. 

Public sector undertakings (PSUs), ministries, and officials of Sainik Boards have blamed it on the lack of skill among ex-servicemen.  They say veterans’ inability to qualify in selection exams is one of reasons for this.

Also, non-recognition of qualifications obtained from the military are reasons why their recruitment has remained significantly low, pushing them towards low-skill jobs.

As protests over the

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First Published: Jun 20 2022 | 10:25 AM IST

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