India / Indian Army issues notification for Agniveer recruitment rally registration to open from July onwards

Zoom News : Jun 20, 2022, 03:43 PM
Agnipath Scheme: Under the central government's scheme 'Agnipath', the notification for the recruitment of firefighters in the Army was issued on Monday. According to the Indian Army, the registration for the rally to be held for recruitment will start from July. Interested applicants can register by visiting JOININDIANARMY.NIC.IN.

What information was given in the notification

According to the notification, 8th and 10th pass youth can apply in it. Under the scheme, Agniveers will be recruited for four years. They will not get pension or graduation.

Agniveers will get 30 thousand rupees per month in the first year, 33 thousand rupees a month in the second year, 36,500 rupees a month in the third year and 40 thousand rupees per month in the fourth year. Out of this package, 30 percent will be deposited separately every month. The government will deposit only this amount on its behalf.

At the end of four years of service, each Agniveer will get about 12 lakh rupees as service fund. Income tax will not be levied on service fund. Agniveers will get a total of 30 holidays in a year.

Plan announced on June 14

On June 14, the government announced the 'Agneepath scheme', under which youth in the age group of 17 and a half years to 21 years would be recruited in the army for four years and 25 percent of them would be kept in the army for the next 15 years. . However, later the government increased the maximum age limit for recruitment to 23 years in 2022. The recruits recruited under this new scheme will be called 'Agniveer'.

Earlier on Sunday, the Indian Army issued guidelines and other related information for the applicants who want to join the army under the 'Agneepath Senabharti Yojana'. The army said that 'Agniveer' will be a separate category in the Indian Army which will be different from the existing rank and they can be posted in any regiment or unit.

It said that under the Official Secrets Act, 1923, 'agniveers' would be prohibited from disclosing confidential information received during the service of four years to any unauthorized person or source.

"With the implementation of this scheme, except the technical cadre of the medical branch of the army, the appointment of soldiers in all other general cadres will be open only to those who have completed their tenure as Agniveer," the army said.

The army said in a release that 'Agniveer' will not be able to leave the army on his own will before the end of the service period. It said, 'However, in extremely rare cases, a soldier recruited under this scheme will be allowed to leave the army with the permission of the competent authority.'