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Agneepath Scheme

The government of India has announced the Agneepath scheme for the recruitment of the youth of India in the Indian Armed Forces. Through this scheme, the younger population of the country is encouraged to take the military as a carrier with a high pay scale. The Agneepath scheme allows the candidates to serve in Indian Armed Forces for four years. The selected candidates in the Agneepath scheme will be known as Agniveers.

The government has announced to recruit about 46000 Agniveers this year. The recruitment is divided into two parts in which up to 25000 Agniveers will be recruited in the first half of December and the remaining Agniveers will be recruited by the first half of February 2023. In this article, we have highlighted all the details including eligibility criteria, salary package, education qualification, and physical fitness with the latest updates.

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Agneepath scheme 2022: Latest Updates

10% of the vacancies are reserved for the recruitment in CAPFs and Assam Rifles for the Agniveers, as per the announcement by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)

Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal tweeted on Tuesday, that the Haryana government assures job opportunities for the Agniveers who will serve the nation for four years. In his tweet, he said that “Agniveers who will come back after serving the nation for four years shall be given guaranteed jobs.”

What is the Agneepath scheme 2022?

Agneepath scheme was introduced by the government of India to introduce a new human resource management scheme for the Indian armed forces. It is believed that Agneepath’s scheme will give a new image to the Indian armed forces with younger Agniveers on the frontline. Under the scheme, the Agniveers will be allowed to serve the Indian armed forces for 4 years. After the completion of 4 years of service 25% of the Agniveers will be selected for the permanent commission for further 15 years based on merit and Organisation needs. The rest will be released from the armed forces with a good amount of Seva Nidhi. Agnivesh enrolled under the Agneepath scheme will be governed by the army act 1950.

Agneepath scheme 2022: Seva Nidhi package

Under the Agneepath scheme, the government has introduced the Seva Nidhi package for the Agniveers. After 4 years when the Agnivesh will be discharged from the Indian arms forces, the Corpus of 5.02 lakhs will be matched by the government of India and an amount of 11 lakhs with accrued interest will be given to Agniveers. If the Agniveers are selected for further service the Seva Nidhi package will be paid to them which will comprise only their contribution including accrued interest. If there is a case where the Agniveer exits the service before the end of the four-year service program on their request the Seva Nidhi package will be paid with the applicable rate of interest accumulated as of the date and there will be no contribution from the government to that Seva Nidhi package.

Agneepath scheme: Eligibility

In the below-given table, we have categorized the eligibility of the candidates required based on educational qualification and age.

Category Education Qualification Required Age
Agniveer (General Duty) (All Arms) Class 10th Matric with 45% marks in aggregate and 33% in each subject. For boards following greeting system minimum of D grade 33% to 40% in individual subject or equivalent of grade which contains 33% and overall aggregate in C2 grade or equivalent corresponding to 45% in aggregate. 17 ½ – 23
Agniveer (Tech) and Agniveer Tech (Avn & Anm Examiner) 10+2/Intermediate Exam Pass in Science with physics, chemistry, maths, and English with 50% marks in aggregate and 40% in each subject. 17 ½ – 23
Agniveer clerk/storekeeper technical (All Arms) 10+2/intermediate Exam Pass in any stream arts commerce or Science with 60% marks in aggregate and a minimum of 50% in each subject. Securing 50% in English and maths/ accounts/books keeping in CI XII is mandatory. 17 ½ – 23
Agniveer Tradesmen (All Arms) 10th Pass a)      Class 10th Pass

b)     No stipulation in aggregate percentage but should have scored 33% in each subject.

17 ½ – 23
Agniveer Tradesmen (All Arms) 8th Pass a)      Class 8th pass

b)     No stipulation in aggregate percentage but should have scored 33% in each subject.

17 ½ – 23

Agneepath scheme 2022: Salary

Under the Agneepath scheme 2022, the Agniveers will get a customized monthly package which will increase from the first year to the fourth year of service in the Indian armed forces. For the first year of the service, the Agni Veer will get a 30000 customized monthly salary from which 30% will be contributed to the save energy and the net in-hand salary will be 21000 rupees. The below-given table will explain the increase in salary and the contribution of Agni waves to the Corpus fund and the contribution of the Government of India to the Corpus fund. Seva Nidhi package will be 11.71 lakhs after 4 years of service.

Year Customized salary package In hand Salary Agniveer contribution to the corpus GOI contribution to the Corpus fund
1st Year 30000 21000 9000 9000
2nd Year 33000 23100 9900 9900
3rd Year 36500 25580 10950 10950
4th Year 40000 28000 12000 12000
Total contribution to Seva Nidhi by Agniveers and GOI 5.02 Lakh 5.02 Lakh

FAQs related to Agneepath scheme 2022

1. Who is eligible for the Agneepath scheme?
Ans. The eligible age for the recruitment in the Agneepath scheme, the candidates must be between the age of 17-23 years.

2. When was the Agneepath scheme launched?
Ans. The Agneepath scheme was launched on 14th June 2022.

3. What is the Agneepath scheme salary?
Ans. The Agniveers will be given a customized salary package for four years of service under the Agneepath scheme 2022. From the first year, the salary for the Agniveers will be up to 4 lakhs and it will increase to 6 lakh till the end of the service.

4. How to join the Agneepath scheme?
Ans. Candidates who want to apply for the Agneepath scheme can visit the official website of the Indian armed forces, joinindianarmy.nic.in, indianairforce.nic.in, www.joinindiannavy.gov.in.

5. How many vacancies will be recruited through the Agneepath scheme?
Ana. This year, 46000 Agniveers will be recruited under the Agneepath scheme for four years of service in the Indian armed forces.

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