Agnipath Recruitment 2022, Eligibility, Age limit, and How to Apply

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Agnipath Recruitment 2022:- The Cabinet Committee on Defence Affairs of the Central Government has launched the ‘Agnipath Recruitment Scheme 2022’ for recruitment in the Indian Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Airforce). The main goal of this scheme is to connect the youth in the three services and make them skilled citizens for the future. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that through Agnipath Yojna, a target has been set to make the army youthful. On this occasion, the presidents of the three armies also enumerated the benefits of this scheme. Army Chief General Manoj Pandey said that along with the insurance scheme, Agniveers will get plenty of job opportunities in the future.

Agnipath Recruitment 2022

Name of RecruitmentAgnipath
PostAs an Agniveer
Armed forceArmy, Navy, Airforce
Notification release14/06/2022
Announced byDefence Minister Mr Rajnath Singh
Age Limit17.5 to 21 Year
Education Eligibility10th and 12th pass out (According to post)
Selection ProcessDirect (Medical and Physical criteria)
Total PostApprox. 46000
Application FeesNone
Service Duration4 Year
SalaryRs. 11.71 Lakh as SevaNidhi Package (After 4 years)

Those recruited under this scheme will be called ‘ Agniveer ‘. The jawans who came out of the Agnipath scheme will be given priority in jobs in many states, public sector undertakings, and ministries. Youth will be recruited from ITIs and other educational institutions in the country for the AgnipathRecruitment 2022.

 The eligibility to become an Agniveer

It has been told that under the Agnipath scheme, both men and women (to be inducted when service is required) will be given a chance to become Agniveer. Youth between 17.5 years to 21 years should be considered eligible to join this service. At present, the medical and physical standards of the army will be valid. Youth who have passed 10th and 12th (according to the terms and conditions of military forces) can become Agniveer.

Age Limit17.5 Years to 21 Years
Education Eligibility10th and 12th pass out (According to post)
OthersMedical and Physical according to Armed forces criteria

Agnipath Scheme 2022:-

Under the Agnipath scheme, youth between 17.5 years to 21 years will be recruited into the army. They will be given training for 10 weeks to six months. These jawans will be equipped with holographic, night, and fire control systems. In addition, hand-held target systems will also be given in the hands of the soldiers.  

What will happen after four years of service?

The candidates selected in this way will serve in the army for 4 years as Agniveer. Agniveer will leave the army job after four years of service. After this, they will be able to lead a disciplined life as a skilled citizen in society. Based on merit and according to the requirement of the army, 25 per cent of the Agniveer will be adjusted in the regular cadre. It is being said that priority will also be given to them in other jobs.

What will be the salary of Agniveer?

Under the Agnipath scheme, the annual salary of Agniveer will be Rs 4.76 lakh. In the fourth year, this salary will increase to Rs 6.92 lakh. Apart from this, the risk and hardship packages will be given separately. After completing 4 years of service in the army, about Rs, 11.7 lakh will be given along with one-time interest. This money will be out of the purview of income tax.

Benefits to the Agniveer

Agniveer will be given an attractive customized monthly package along with Risk and Hardship allowances as applicable in the three services. On completion of the engagement period of four years, Agniveer will be paid a one-time ‘SevaNidhi’ 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:

YearsCustomized Package (Monthly)In-Hand (70%)  Contribution to Agniveer Corpus Fund (30%)Contribution to corpus fund by GoI
 All Figures in Rs. (Monthly Contribution)
1st Year300002100090009000
2nd Year330002310099009900
3rd Year36500255801095010950
4th Year40000280001200012000
Total contribution to Agniveer Corpus Fund After Four YearsRs. 5.02 LakhRs. 5.02 Lakh
Exit After 4 YearRs. 11.71 Lakh as SevaNidhi Package
(Including, Interest accumulated on the above mount as per the application interest rates would also be paid)

Advantages to be Agniveer:-

  • A transformative reform of the recruitment policy of the Armed Forces.
  • A unique opportunity for the youth to serve the country and contribute to Nation Building.
  • Armed Forces profile to be youthful and dynamic.
  • The 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.

What happens if you become a martyr or a victim of an accident?

If a soldier dies during this service, then his family will get full insurance cover. Apart from this, about one crore rupees including a service fund will be given to the family of the martyr. Apart from this, the family will also get the full salary of the remaining service of the martyr. If the jawans become disabled during the service, then according to the percentage of disability, they will get about 44 lakh rupees. Apart from the service fund, the entire salary for the remaining service period will also be given to the jawans.

Conclusion:-

In the presence of the chiefs of the three services, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced the Agnipath scheme 2022. Rajnath Singh said that this plan will bring a revolutionary change to the Indian armies. Along with this, the economy of the country will improve and the future of the youth will also be brightened.

Frequently Asked Question: –

  • What is Agnipath Recruitment?
    Ans:-
    Agnipath Recruitment has been announced by the Prime Minister of the country for direct entry for all the three forces in the army simultaneously. Through this eligible candidates from across the country can join the army for 4 years.
  • What are the criteria a candidate needs to fulfil to join Agnipath?
    Ans:-
    Such candidates who have passed the 10th and 12th examination as well as in between 17.5 to 21 years are eligible for this application form.
  • Will the written exam be conducted in Agnipath Recruitment 2022?
    Ans:-
    Information about the written examination is not yet available in the notification of this examination conducted by the Indian Army.
  • How much amount is given to the candidates after 4 years of Agnipath?
    Ans:-
    Candidates who are selected for 4 years in the Indian Armed Forces are given around Rs 12 lakh as service fund after 4 years.
  • When are the Agnipath Recruitment 2022 Application Forms going to be filled?
    Ans:-
    The application forms forAgnipath Recruitment 2022 are being filled from 15th June 2022.
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