The Agneepath scheme is a central government scheme for youth to give entry into the Indian army to three branches of the armed forces. All recruits will be recruited for only four years in this system. ), which will be the new military rank. The implementation of the scheme has been criticized for lack of consultation and public debate. This scheme was implemented in September 2022.
This scheme will bypass many things including longevity, pensions, and other benefits in the old system. Opposition parties in India have been criticized and concerned about the implications of the new plan. He asked that the scheme be shelved and that the scheme be discussed in Parliament.
On June 16, 2022, violent protests erupted in several Indian states where army candidates, outraged by the new plan, called for its withdrawal and damage to state property. Until June 17, 12 trains were set on fire, and the movement of 300 trains was disrupted. 214 trains were canceled, 12 were diverted and 90 trains were cut.
Eligibility for Agnipath Scheme
Age Limit: Candidates between the age of 17.5 years to 21 years will be eligible for applying the Agnipath scheme.
Features of the Agneepath scheme:
This is the PAN Indian recruitment system. That is, anyone from anywhere in India can apply for this job.
This is a period of four years.
Opportunity to serve in the Armed Forces as Agniveers.
Attractive monthly rewards and a nice service package.
100% chance to apply for permanent registration.
Registration model based on the Agneepath schema.
Based on the organizational requirements 25% of the Agniveers were selected after 4 years based on a central, transparent, strict system.