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Agnipath: Here’s all details on new recruitment schem you need to know about

The Air Force has released details on the new recruitment plan, ‘Agnipath’, that has sparked protests across the country. The detailed brief issued by the Air Force lays down the various aspects of the scheme, including eligibility criteria, selection process and benefits.

Agnipath is a new recruitment scheme for Armed Forces. Candidates inducted through this scheme will be called Agniveers. These Agniveers once enrolled into the Indian Air Force, will be governed under the Air Force Act 1950, for a period of four years. Endeavour will be made to enroll candidates as Agniveers from all parts of the nation, utilising contemporary technology (online STAR exam and associated testing methods), specialized rallies and campus interviews at recognized technical institutes such as Industrial Training Institutes, NSQF etc. Agniveers would form a distinct rank in the IAF, different from any other existing rank.

Here are the details:

  1. Eligibility:

‘All India’ ‘All Classes’.

  1. Age Limit, Educational Qualification, Physical Standards:

Eligible age will be in a range from 17.5 years to 21 years. Other educational qualifications and physical standards would be issued by the Indian Air Force.

  1. Medical Standards:

Agniveers will have to meet the medical eligibility conditions laid down for enrolment in the IAF as applicable to respective categories/trades. No permanent Low Medical Category Agniveer will be eligible for continuation of his engagement after being placed on Medical Category.

  1. Employability

Agniveers enrolled under this entry are liable to be assigned any duty in organizational interest, at the discretion of the IAF.

  1. Uniform

To encourage and recognize dynamism of youth, a distinctive insignia will be worn by Agniveers on their uniform during their engagement period.

  1. Training:

On being enrolled, individuals will be imparted military training based on organizational requirements.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on June 14 unveiled a recruitment scheme for Indian youth to serve in the Army, the Navy and the Air Force called Agnipath. However, soon after its approval, protests erupted in several parts of the country.

Also Read: List Of Countries Who Already Implemented Tour Of Duty Scheme

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