Centre has no special proposal to recruit West Pak refugees in paramilitary forces, says Rijiju


Jammu, May 15: The central government has no special proposal to recruit the West Pakistani Refugees in paramilitary forces. However the children of West Pak refugees were allowed to be recruited in Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) without the condition of having domicile certificate from the designated authority of the state government. This information was given by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to a question raised by Avinash Rai Khanna in the Rajya Sabha who is also the in-charge of the party of the state.

The minister also said that the state quota was given to them during the recruitment in CAPFs and Assam Rifles by showing their names in parliamentary voter list, certificate issued by Numberdar, Sarpanch. He also added that the children of the refugees can also apply for the posts in paramilitary forces allocated for the state.

In the reply, the minister said that they have no voting rights in the state and local bodies election and are not the permanent residents of the state as the state has separate constitution and special status under article 370. But they are the citizens of India and they enjoy their voting rights in the parliamentary elections, the minister added.

(-With inputs from Online Media Sources)


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