The Revolutionary ‘Agnipath Scheme’ was announced by the Government on Tuesday, which will guide the young generation towards the armed forces. Agnipath scheme is focused on recruiting 46,000 soldiers, sailors, and airmen this year on an “All India, All Class” basis. Sanctioned by the PM-Led Committee, this scheme has also garnered a row of doubts, and the young generation is still trying to understand if it is beneficial or a career destroyer.
Frequently Asked Questions About ‘Agnipath Scheme’:
What Is Agnipath Scheme?
This scheme is a recruitment process to be done annually, to promote the younger generation in the armed forces. The goal of this scheme is to introduce youth to the front lines on a four-year contract basis. This revolutionary scheme will be a complete game-changer for the Army, Navy, and Airforce by providing a batch of young mates.
Age Limit to Apply For This Scheme?
Under this Government-led scheme, both boys and girls aged between 17.5 years to 21 years will be recruited into the armed forces. For female candidates, there is no reservation system available under the scheme.
Eligibility Criteria For Agnipath Scheme?
Enrollment under this scheme will be done on an “All India, All Class” basis with applicants ages from 17.5 years to 21 years. The recruitment process for all three services will be conducted through a centralized online system. Applicants will be looking forward to being Agniveers and will have to meet the medical requirements to get recruited for the armed forces. Youngsters applying under this scheme should be 10th and 12th pass from a recognised board. Applicants for probation must have a graduation degree from any recognised university.
The educational qualification needs of an Agniveer will depend on their enrolment choice for different categories, for example, to apply for General Duty (GD) under this scheme Agniveer must have qualified class 10.
Salary Offered Under Agnipath Scheme?
Candidates will receive a salary package of ₹4.76 lakh in the first year with an up-gradation promise of up to ₹6.92 lakh in the fourth year. Also, Seva Nidhi package of ₹11.71 lakh with interest which will be tax-free, and a non-contributory insurance package of ₹48 lakh. In the fourth year of post-release, the Agniveer will be provided with an ‘Agniveer skill certificate’ which will assist him or her to crack further job opportunities.
When Will Agnipath Recruitment 2022 Start?
The First Agnipath recruitment process will start from September To October 2022.
Service Terms Under Agnipath Scheme, Who Will Continue After 4 Years?
After an intense service period of four years, 25 per cent of the Agniveers will be allowed or selected to continue their journey in the armed forces based on their willingness, merit, performance, and medical conditions. Selected candidates will then further serve in the armed forces for another 15 years. As for the other 75 per cent of Agniveers, they will be given an exit or ‘Seva Nidhi’ package of ₹11-12 lakh, which includes their monthly contributions also. They will also be provided with skill Certificates and bank loans for financial assistance to help them create a second career.
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Why Are There Protests Against Agnipath Scheme?
Well, the aspirants are demonstrating against the four-year service term condition of this scheme. They are protesting while suggesting that neither the Country nor the job seekers will benefit from this scheme. For them, the major problem is that the Government will show an exit to the 75 per cent of the candidates selected Under the Agnipath scheme after a four-year service term.
Candidates are asserting that they will be recruited at the age of 17.5 years till they reach 21, thus they cannot be able to perform well in the short period of four years. And when leaving after the service period they obviously will not have any professional degree to start a second career.