Agneepath Scheme 2022- All Details

The Union Cabinet took a historic decision approving an attractive recruitment
scheme for Indian youth to serve in the Armed Forces for which a scheme has been
introduced with the name AGNEEPATH. The youth selected under the Agneepath
scheme will be categorised as Agniveers. The Armed Forces will be recruiting 46,000
Agniveers this year through this scheme. With the announcement of this Agnipath
Scheme, a window of opportunity has been opened for the youths to serve their nation
for a period of 4 years.

What is Agneepath Scheme?
Agneepath Scheme in Indian Armed Forces is a scheme wherein selected candidates
will be enrolled as Agniveers for four years period. On completion of the four-year
period, Aginveers will go to the society as a disciplined, dynamic, motivated, and
skilled workforce for employment in other sectors to pursue their career in the job of
their choice.
Agneepath Scheme is a step that is initiated for the recruitment of 46,000+ soldiers to
the Indian Army, Indian Navy and India Air Force. The entry through Agneepath
Scheme would be done for a period of 4 years initially. During these 4 years, the
recruits would be trained by the armed forces in the skills required. The Agnipath
recruitment scheme is a transformative initiative that will provide a youthful profile to
the armed forces.

Broad Objectives
1. To enhance the youthful profile of the Armed Forces so that they are at their fighting
best at all times with increased risk-taking ability.
2. To imbibe the Armed Forces ethos, courage, commitment, and teamwork in the
youth.
3. To provide abilities and qualities such as discipline, motivation, dynamism, and work
skills so that youth remains as an asset.
4. To provide an opportunity to the youth who may be keen to serve the Nation in
uniform for a short period of time.
5. To attract youth talent among the society to effectively exploit, adopt, and use
emerging modern technologies with enhanced technical thresholds of intake while
leveraging Technical institutions

Goolden opportunity in the future:
● 10% vacancies in CAPF: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said it has
decided to reserve 10 per cent vacancies for recruitment in CAPFs and Assam
Rifles for Agniveers.
● Incentives- The ministries of home affairs and defence announced
concessions and incentives that will assist Agniveers in their further
employment. Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said the PSUs under his
housing and petroleum ministries are working on hiring ‘Agniveers’ after their
four-year service in the armed forces.
● Revised Age Limit- The upper age limit for Agniveers has been revised to 23
years.
● Reservation- The government has announced a 10% reservation for
‘Agniveers’ in central police forces & Assam Rifles with upper age relaxation.
Defence Ministry also came up with a 10% quota which will cover the Coast
Guard, defence civilian posts and 16 defence PSUs, which include major ones
like Hindustan Aeronautics, Bharat Electronics, as well as four shipyards and
41 ordnance factories.
● Shipping ministry announces 6 attractive service opportunities for
Agniveers from Indian Navy for a smooth transition into Merchant Navy.
After four years of service, 25% of the Agniveers will be retained in the regular cadre
based on merit, willingness and medical fitness. They will then serve for a full term of
another 15 years. While the other 75% of Agniveers will be demobilised, with an exit
or “Seva Nidhi ” package of Rs 11-12 lakh.

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