The Indian Government authorized the Agnipath scheme in June 2022 and enforced it in September 2022. The announcement was done on June 14, 2022. The scheme is for unisex aspirants in the age group 17.5 to 21 years.
Agnipath or Agneepath is a recruitment scheme for the Indian youth who desire to join the Armed Forces. It’s a recruitment process for individuals below the rank of office. Where the goal of deploy fitter, younger troops on the front lines, many of whom will be on four-year contracts.
Due to widespread protests, the Central Government elevated in addition from 21 to 23, in the year 2022. The recruitment through this scheme is twice a year for the Indian Army, the Indian Navy, and the Indian Air Force. The Agnipath Scheme is the only route to serve in the military.
The government disclosed the “Agnipath” scheme which strives to transform the armed forces.
Disclosing the scheme, defense minister Rajnath Singh said that it’s a transformative initiative that will provide a youthful profile to the armed forces.
To Strengthen Indian security this scheme is launched. The defense minister addressed that a good package and an exit retirement package after 4 years of service are given to them. The scheme will help ensure optimum balance between youth and an experienced army.
The recruits named Agniveers serve for a tenancy of four years that comprehends training for six months acts in accordance with 3.5 years of deployment. After retirement from the service, they will have the opportunity to pertain to continue in the armed forces. Only 25 percent of the total strength of the retiring batch selects for the permanent cadre.
Personnel who retires after 4 years of service is not eligible for a pension but receives a lump sum amount of approximately ₹11.71 lakh at the end of tenure. The Indian government plans to recruit 45,000 to 50,000 new personnel every year through this scheme. In September 2022, 46,000 youngsters were recruited through the scheme.
On July 17, 2022, Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj announced a 10% reservation in Jammu and Kashmir Police service for those who retire after serving in the military under the Agnipath scheme.