Government today announced 10 per cent reservation  for 'Agniveers' in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assam  Rifles

The Ministry of Home Affairs also announced three years' age relaxation  beyond the prescribed upper age limit to Agniveers for recruitment in  the two paramilitary forces.

The first batch of Agniveer will get age relaxation of five years beyond the prescribed upper age limit, it said.

The announcement comes days after Union Home Minister Amit Shah  announced that preference would be given to 'Agniveers' in the CAPFs.

The Centre has already announced "one-time" change in the age limit for the new military recruitment scheme to 23 from 21.

The decision was taken as no recruitment has taken place in the last two years.

Currently, over 73,000 posts are vacant in five wings of the paramilitary forces- BSF, CRPF, ITBP, SSB, CISF.