Agnipath: IAF comes out with detailed brief

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Sunday released details regarding the ‘Agnipath‘ recruitment scheme.

The detailed brief covers various information like eligibility criteria, age limit, medical standards, training, assessment, employability, and much more for the Agniveers- candidates hired through the Agnipath scheme.

The recently released document also includes details of the Seva-Nidhi package, a package of approx. Rs 11.71 lakh, including interest (tax free) and a non-contributory insurance cover of Rs 48 lakh for the Agniveers.

The government announced the radical and far-reaching ‘Agnipath’ scheme, deploying defence minister Rajnath Singh and the three Service chiefs to deflect criticism that it will undermine the armed forces’ professionalism, ethos, and fighting spirit, as well as potentially lead to the militarization of civil society.

The process of recruiting 46,000 soldiers, sailors, and airmen this year will begin on a “all-India, all-class” basis under the Agnipath scheme, which was authorised by the PM Modi-led cabinet committee on security.

However, the scheme has been in controversy since its release. Protests against the scheme have been going on in different parts of the country including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana.

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— ANI (@ANI) 1655609924000


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