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‘Agnipath Soldier Recruitment’: Govt. Announces Scheme for soldier recruitment this year.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh and chiefs of the Army, Navy and Air Force on Tuesday announced a significant reform on how soldiers across the three services will be recruited under the new Agnipath scheme which will come into effect immediately.

Government announced Agnipath Soldier Recruitment Scheme for Armed Forces of India. The scheme is expected to revolutionize recruitment for the three wings- Army, Air Force and Navy.

The new Agnipath Soldier Recruitment Scheme will allow individuals to work for the armed forces for shorter and longer tenures. The service providers under the scheme will be called ‘Agniveers.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh and chiefs of the Army, Navy and Air Force on Tuesday announced a significant reform on how soldiers across the three services will be recruited under the new Agnipath scheme which will come into effect immediately. 

The proposal was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Security on Tuesday morning. Moving forward it will make the permanent force levels much leaner for the over 13-lakh strong armed forces in the country.

Here’s all you need to know about Agniveers Recruitment and Package:

  • Recruitment will start in 90 days.
  • The average age profile of Indian Armed forces would come down by about 4-5 years.
  • Agniveers will be paid one time ‘SevaNidhi’ package of approximately Rs 11.71 lakh.
  • Seva Nidhi will help Agniveer to pursue his/her future dreams without the financial pressure.
  • The ‘Seva Nidhi’ will be exempt from Income Tax.
  • Almost 46,000 people will be recruited under the scheme.
  • They will also be entitled to awards, medals and insurance.
  • The Agniveers will be imparted with various military skills and experience, discipline, physical fitness, leadership qualities, courage and patriotism.
  • The first four years will not be taken as consideration for the fixation of the final pensionary benefits.
  • After 4 years only 25% will be retained or re-enlisted in the regular cadre based on merit willingness and medical fitness.
  • They can then serve a full term of 15 years.
  • Enrolment will be undertaken through an online centralised system for all three services with specialised rallies and campus interviews from recognised technical institutes such as Industrial Training Institutes and National Skills Qualifications Framework, among others.

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