AGARTALA, Sept 27 - Following the approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Tripura Government has passed a proposal to raise two more Indian Reserve (IR) battalions to reinforce the existing security strength in the State.
Currently, the State has nine IR battalions, apart from three battalions of the Tripura State Rifles (TSR).
As many as 2,014 personnel will be recruited in the two proposed IR battalions with 85 per cent posts reserved for domicile candidates and 15 per cent posts meant for other States.
For the first time, 10 per cent posts of the total strength will be reserved for female candidates, aimed at increasing women�s representation in the State�s armed forces.
�The recruitment drive will kickstart soon as the Ministry of Home Affairs has already sanctioned Rs 50 crore to raise the two IR battalions. The selection process will be conducted on the basis of the new recruitment rules announced by the State Government,� Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath told reporters here today.
In another development, the minister said over 1,200 graduate and postgraduate teachers would receive letters of posting before the Durga Puja so that they can join their respective schools after the puja vacation. The selection of the teachers was done in accordance with the guidelines prescribed under the Right to Education Act.
Nath said the new Government has been focusing on technical education to create the maximum job opportunities. �Two more ITIs will come up by the next academic session, while one more trade will be introduced in an existing ITI. Altogether 440 students will get the opportunity to pursue technical education at affordable costs,� he added.
Meanwhile, the Cabinet has adopted a draft policy on solid waste management in accordance with the Central Government�s policy.