The Agnipath Recruitment Scheme 2022 has been announced by the Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today. According to this scheme, the defence ministry has decided to add more than 40,000+ soldiers in all three defence forces including Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force. “Agnipath” is a great initiative by the government where eligible Indian youth would be granted an opportunity to get inducted and serve in the regular cadre of the Armed Forces. The recruitment will largely be on a short-term contractual basis.
The entry for Agnipth scheme will be for a period of 4-years initially which is set to train youth for new technologies and also improve their health levels. This scheme will increase employment opportunities with new skills in different sectors. The Agnipath model envisages the recruitment of personnel below officer rank (PBOR) in the Army, Air Force, and Navy for four years, including six months of training.
Who are Agniveers?
Indian youth selected through the Agnipath scheme are called Agniveer. The Agniveers will form a distinct rank in the three services, and will also wear a distinct insignia as part of their uniform. Agniveer would be India’s young protector. After being with us for 4 years, an agniveer’s resume and biodata will be very unique. He will stand out in the crowd with his attitude, skills and time he would have spent on the field.
The Agnipath scheme aims to bring a paradigm shift in recruitment in armed forces. Agnipath scheme will help ensure optimum balance between youth and experience in Army. The central government will soon release official notification inviting eligible youth to come and join the Armed services and serve with pride. Check Agnipath recruitment page to learn about Agnipath eligibility criteria, age limit, Agniveer salary, physical standards, education and other requirements.