Know Agnipath the new Armed force recruitment scheme.

Key points

  • A transformative reform of recruitment policy of the Armed Forces.
  • A unique opportunity to the youth to serve the country and contribute to Nation Building.
  • Armed Forces profile to be youthful and dynamic.
  • Attractive financial package for the Agniveers.
  • Opportunity for Agniveers to train in the best institutions and enhance their skills & qualifications.
  • Availability of well disciplined and skilled youth with military ethos in civil society.
  • Adequate re-employment opportunities for those returning to society and who could emerge as role models for the youth.

The Indian government has introduced a scheme called Agnipath, a reform in the armed force recruitment. With This “transformative” initiative, the Indian armed force will get a more youthful, dynamic, and tech-savvy profile claims the government.

The soldiers under Agnipath will be named Agniveers. They will have a distinct rank. Rs 40000 monthly package with risk and hardship allowances and one-time Seva Nidhi package ofRs 11.7lakh on term-end are the remunerative aspects of an Agniveer.

A free life insurance cover for the service period is also part of the package. Service tenure will be of 4 years. After the term completion, he can apply for a regular enrolment in the forces.

The recruitment process of Jawans under the new system will start through rallies and campus interviews from recognized technical institutes in 90 days. Youths-  boys and girls between 17.5 and 21 years of age with educational qualification of 10th standard and requisite medical fitness can tender for Agniveer.

This is a major defence policy reform introduced by the Government to usher in a new era in the Human Resource policy of the three Services, claims the government. “The scheme will lead to much more youthful and technically adept war fighting force by ensuring a fine balance between youthful and experienced personnel in the Armed Forces.”

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