Govt Orders Horizontal 10% Reservation For Ex-Agniveers In Police

SRINAGAR: The Government has ordered a horizontal reservation to the extent of 10% of the available vacancies in direct recruitment at the level of Constable in Jammu and Kashmir Police for Ex-Agniveers. Also the government announced relaxation of three years in upper age limit for ex-agniveers in direct recruitment for the post of Constable in Jammu and Kashmir

“In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 43 of the Police Act, 1983, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir hereby directs that after rule 172-A of the Jammu and Kashmir Police Rules, 1960, the following shall be inserted as rule 172-B; namely :J 72-B. Reservation of vacancies for Ex-Agniveers,” news agency GNS quoted a government order as saying.

“There shall be a horizontal reservation to the extent of 10% of the available vacancies in direct recruitment at the level of Constable in Jammu and Kashmir Police for Ex-Agniveers, who have completed their term of engagement,” it said, adding, “The reservation so earmarked shall be in addition to the reservation provided to Ex-Servicemen that already exists in Jammu and Kashmir Police and shall not be carried forward to the subsequent year, in case eligible candidates are not available.”

As per as separate order, the government also ordered relaxation in Upper age limit for the former agniveers.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by third proviso to sub-rule (1) of rule 176 of the Jammu and Kashmir Police Rules, I960, the Government hereby directs that there shall be a relaxation of three years in upper age limit for Ex-Agniveers in direct recruitment for the post of Constable in Jammu and Kashmir.”

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