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Agnipath Yojana 2022- Agniveer Recruitment For 46,000 Posts

Post Date: 21 June 2022 | 04:36 PM

Agnipath Yojana

The Union Cabinet today approved an attractive recruitment scheme for Indian youth to serve in the Armed Forces. The scheme is called AGNIPATH and the youth selected under this scheme will be known as Agniveers. AGNIPATH allows patriotic and motivated youth to serve in the Armed Forces for a period of four years.

The AGNIPATH Scheme has been designed to enable a youthful profile of the Armed Forces. It will provide an opportunity to the youth who may be keen to don the uniform by attracting young talent from the society who are more in tune with contemporary technological trends and plough back skilled, disciplined and motivated manpower into the society. As for the Armed Forces, it will enhance the youthful profile of the Armed Forces and provide a fresh lease of ‘Josh’ and ‘Jazba’ whilst at the same time bring about a transformational shift towards a more tech savvy Armed Forces – which is indeed the need of the hour. It is envisaged that average age profile of Indian Armed forces would come down by about 4-5 years by implementation of this scheme.

Agnipath Yojana Yojana Summary

Yojana Name Agnipath Yojana
Ministry Name Ministry of Defence
Post Name Agniveer
Service Period 4 Yeras
Total Posts 46,000
Qualification 10th/ 12th
Agniveer Salary Rs. 30,000-40,000/-
Age Limit 17.5 to 21 Years (Upper age limit increased to 23 years for 2022 recruitment)
Armed Forces Army, Navy & Air Force
Know More About Scheme

Agnipath Yojana Features:

  • In a transformative reform, Cabinet clears ‘AGNIPATH’ scheme for recruitment of youth in the Armed Forces.
  • Agniveers to be enrolled under respective Service Acts for four years.
  • Attractive monthly package with Risk & Hardship allowances as applicable in the three Services.
  • One time ‘Seva Nidhi’ package to be paid to Agniveers upon completion of engagement period of four years.
  • 46,000 Agniveers to be recruited this year.
  • Recruitment rallies will commence in 90 days.
  • Armed Forces to have a younger, fitter, diverse profile for facing future challenges.

Eligibility Criteria For Agniveers Recruitment Rally.

  • Age will be in range from 17.5 to 21 years. (Upper age limit increased to 23 years for 2022 recruitment)
  • Agniveers will meet the medical eligibility conditions laid down for enrolment in the armed forces as applicable to respective categories/trades.
  • The educational qualification for Agniveers will remain as in vogue for enrollment in various categories. {For example: For entry into General Duty (GD) soldier, the educational qualification is Class 10}.

Agnipath Schemes Advantages:

  • A transformative reform of recruitment policy of the Armed Forces.
  • A unique opportunity to the youth to serve the country and contribute to Nation Building.
  • Armed Forces profile to be youthful and dynamic.
  • Attractive financial package for the Agniveers.
  • Opportunity for Agniveers to train in the best institutions and enhance their skills & qualifications.
  • Availability of well disciplined and skilled youth with military ethos in civil society.
  • Adequate re-employment opportunities for those returning to society and who could emerge as role models for the youth.

Agniveer Selection Process:

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. Enrolment will be based on ‘All India All Class’ basis and the eligible age will be in range from 17.5 to 21 years.

Benefits to the Agniveers:

Agniveers will be given an attractive customised monthly package along with Risk and Hardship allowances as applicable in the three services. On completion of the engagement period of four years, Agniveers will be paid one time ‘Seva Nidhi’ package which shall comprise their contribution including accrued interest thereon and matching contribution from the Government equal to the accumulated amount of their contribution including interest as indicated below:

Agnipath Yojana Salary Table