AGNIPATH Scheme For Recruitment Of 46000 Youth In The Armed Forces As Agniveers Vacancy

The Union Cabinet today approved an attractive recruitment scheme for Indian youth to serve in the Armed Forces. The scheme is called AGNIPATH and the youth selected under this scheme will be known as Agniveers. AGNIPATH allows patriotic and motivated youth to serve in the Armed Forces for a period of four years. Know Eligibility, Pay, Perks, Training Details of Agnipath Scheme.
Important Dates
Date of Starting AGNIPATH scheme. 90 days (August-September 2022) from the date of announcement of the scheme.
What is Agnipath Scheme :

The AGNIPATH scheme has been designed to enable a youthful profile of the Armed Forces. It will provide an opportunity to the youth who may be keen to don the uniform by attracting young talent from the society who are more in tune with contemporary technological trends and plough back skilled, disciplined and motivated manpower into the society. As for the Armed Forces, it will enhance the youthful profile of the Armed Forces and provide a fresh lease of ‘Josh’ and ‘Jazba’ whilst at the same time bring about a transformational shift towards a more tech savvy Armed Forces – which is indeed the need of the hour. It is envisaged that average age profile of Indian Armed forces would come down by about 4-5 years by implementation of this scheme. The nation stands to immensely benefit by infusion of highly inspired youth with deeper understanding of self-discipline, diligence and focus who would be adequately skilled and will be able to contribute in other sectors. The dividends of a short military service to the nation, society and the youth of the nation are immense. This includes inculcation of patriotism, team work, enhancement of physical fitness, ingrained loyalty for the country and availability of trained personnel to boost national security in times of external threats, internal threats and natural disasters.

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. The policy, which comes into immediate effect, will hereafter govern the enrolment for the three services.
Who are Agniveers :

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Candidates who will be recruited through the Agnipath Scheme in the Armed Forces will be referred to as Agniveers. They will be given the unique opportunity to serve their country India and contribute to nation building. The Indian government has announced to recruit 46,000 Agniveers in the Armed Forces through the Agnipath scheme.
Educational Qualification :

The educational qualification for Agniveers will remain as in vogue for enrollment in various categories. {For example: For entry into General Duty (GD) soldier, the educational qualification is Class 10).
Age Limit

Candidates between the age of 17.5 years to 21 years will be eligible for enrolling in the Agnipath scheme.
Selection Process :

The Agnipath scheme will have a Pan-India merit-based recruitment process that will include a centralized transparent screening assessment based on merit and performance during the service. The Agniveers will be recruited in the Armed Forces for a period of 4 years.
Training & Commissioning :

During the course of 4-years of posting, the Agniveers will receive their training to enhance their qualifications and skills from the best institutions. During the service period, the Agniveers will receive various military skills. They will also be given a Skill Gained Certificate and credits for their higher education and employment purposes.

Upon completion of the 4-years of service, the scheme will have two scenarios:

the Agniveers will return to the society with the aim to contribute to the nation-building process. Under the scheme, they shall receive attractive re-employment opportunities when they return to society OR
the Agniveers be given the opportunity to apply for Permanent Commission in the Armed Forces. Based on their performance in the 4-years of service, the scheme envisages that 25 per cent of Agniveers to be enrolled in the regular cadres of the Armed Forces. NOTE: Agniveers who are selected in the Armed Forces to serve in regular cadre will be required to serve further for a minimum of 15 years.

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Benefits to the Agniveers :

Agniveers upon recruitment in the Armed Forces through the Agnipath Scheme will receive an attractive monthly financial package along with Risk and Hardship allowances as applicable in all three Forces.
Monthly Package

1st Year – Rs 30,000/-

Upgradation upto Rs 40,000/- in 4th Year
Allowances

Risk & Hardship, Ration, Travel Allowances, Dress as applicable
‘Seva Nidhi’ package

Upon the completion of the 4-years of service, a one-time ‘Seva Nidhi’ package of Rs 11.71 lakhs will be paid to the Agniveers that will include their accrued interest thereon and matching contribution from the Indian Government equal to the accumulated amount of their contribution including interest as mentioned below :

YearCustomised Package (Monthly)In Hand (70%)Contribution to Agniveer Corpus Fund (30%)Contribution to corpus fund by GoI
All figures in Rs (Monthly Contribution)
1st Year300002100090009000
2nd Year330002310099009900
3rd Year36500255801095010950
4th Year40000280001200012000
Total contribution in Agniveer Corpus Fund after four yearsRs 5.02 LakhRs 5.02 Lakh
Exit After 4 YearRs 11.71 Lakh as Seva Nidhi Package

(Including, interest accumulated on the above amount as per the applicable interest rates would also be paid)

Death Compensation

(i) Non-contributory life insurance cover of Rs 48 lakhs

(ii) Additional Ex-Gratia of Rs 44 Lakhs for death attributable to service

(iii) Pay for unserved portion upto 4 years including ‘Seva Nidhi’ component
Disability Compensation

(i) Compensation based on % disability laid down by medical authorities

(ii) One-time ex-gratia of Rs 44/25/15 lakhs for 100 per cent/75 per cent/ 50 per cent disability respectively.
Important Link for AGNIPATH scheme

Details Notification for AGNIPATH scheme Hindi | English

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