New Delhi: An interaction session has been organised by the government with the Indian defence industry representatives on Thursday to seek opportunities for gainful employment of Agniveers after their stint with the armed forces.
The session was organised by the Ministry of Defence on November 30, under the Corporate Recruitment Plan of the companies.
The session was chaired by Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane.
“Senior executives from major Indian defence industry houses including L&T, Adani Defence Ltd, Tata Advanced System Ltd, Ashok Leyland and others participated in the discussion,” the defence ministry said.
The defence secretary highlighted the endeavour of the government to “gainfully utilise the expertise of the Agniveers after their stint with the armed forces with an objective to employ highly dedicated and disciplined youth in various sectors engaged in nation building,” the statement said.
The skills gained by the Agniveers during their engagement with the armed forces will help build a highly competent and professional workforce which will be readily available for fruitful and productive engagement by the industry, it said.
The senior executives of the companies conveyed their “unstinted support and commitment in the endeavour and expressed their eagerness to deploy the ex-Agniveers once the first batch completes its term with the armed forces,” the ministry said.
They assured that “suitable provisions” shall be made in their recruitment policies for reservations for Agniveers based on the available skill sets, it said.
Certain suggestions were also considered regarding bridging the skills learnt by Agniveers with the requirements of the industry, the statement said.
The defence secretary, while acknowledging the encouraging response from the participants, urged the Indian defence manufacturers to act on their commitment and make policy announcements under the Corporate Recruitment plans at the earliest, the ministry said.