Amar Ujala Bureau, Shimla
Published by: Krishan Singh
Updated Wed, 15 Jun 2022 11:31 PM IST
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Army has canceled the old recruitments. Now whatever recruitments will happen, they will be under the Agneepath scheme only. From Thursday, the army will start the recruitment process under this scheme. The appointments will be executed after 90 days. Army has also changed the recruitment process. There will be a written test first, followed by a ground test. Earlier, there was a ground test for the youth. After six months of training, the soldiers will be taken into the army. Their duty will also be imposed on China, Pakistan and other borders. In the army, these soldiers will be called Agniveer. Their services will be taken for four years. After this, they will have to go through another recruitment process for more services. Out of the total 40 to 50 thousand recruitments in a year, 25 percent of Agniveers will be selected for regular services in the army. Lt Gen SS Mahal (AVSM, VSM) General Officer Commanding-in-Chief RTrak told in a press conference that the age limit in Agneepath scheme has been fixed at 17 and a half to 21 years.
In this, 10th and 12th class pass youth and girls will be able to participate. Youth trained from ITI and technical institutions will also be able to participate in it. Agniveers will get Rs 4.76 lakh annually in the first year. The service will continue to increase annually. 6.92 lakh will be received annually in the fourth year. These Agniveers will get risk and hardsip, ration, dress and traveling allowance. The contribution of 30 percent of the monthly salary of Agniveer jawans will be given by an individual and equal contribution by the Government of India. 11.71 lakh will be paid on completion of four years of military service. It will be exempt from income tax. Benefit of non-contributory life insurance of Rs 48 lakh, if Agniveer is serving in the army, gratuity of Rs 44 lakh and salary and service fund for the remaining period of military service.
- – Average age of soldier will be reduced from 32 to 26
- – Discharge after four years of service with a service fund of Rs.11.71 lakh
- 18.2 Bank loan against service fund also option
- – Not eligible for pension, gratuity, ex-serviceman status on service free
- – On enrollment in permanent cadre, at par with regular soldiers, pension as per regulations