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Agneepath Scheme: How much will be the salary of ‘agneepaths’ and who will get the chance? Know about 10 Big Things

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that employment opportunities will increase with the Agneepath scheme as they will be able to get jobs in various sectors by acquiring skills and experience during service. 

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Agneepath Scheme: The Agneepath Scheme, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been approved by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS). The decision of the CCS meeting held on Tuesday was presented to the media by the heads of the three wings of the army including Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and the Defense Secretary. It was told in this press conference that in the next 90 days, the recruitment of firefighters of the country will start in the army.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh told the media about the Agneepath scheme and said that today CCS has taken a historic decision in the direction of making the Indian Army the best army in the world. He described the ‘Agneepath’ scheme as a transformative plan which would bring major changes in the armed forces i.e. Army, Air Force and Navy, due to which the forces would become completely modern and highly equipped.

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During this, the Additional Secretary, Department of Military Affairs ie DMA, Lt Gen Anil Puri presented a presentation of the Agneepath plan. He said that under the Agneepath scheme, soldiers would be recruited for four years and they would be named ‘Agniveer’. This scheme has been brought to strengthen the security of the country and to give military service opportunity to the youth. Rajnath Singh said that the entire nation, especially our youth, looks at the Armed Forces with respect. Every child wants to wear army uniform at some point in his life time.

What is the average age of soldiers in the Army 

According to Army Chief General Manoj Pandey, under the Agneepath scheme, an effort is being made to keep the profile of the armed forces young, which is the profile of the country’s population. For this, youth between 17 and a half years to 21 years will be eligible for this Agniveer scheme. In such a situation, in the coming time, the average age of the army will be 26 years. At present the average age of soldiers in the army is 32 years.

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The Chief of the Army Staff clearly said that the training of Agni Veers will be such that they can be deployed on the border of China and Pakistan in their four years of service. The Defense Minister said that the Agneepath scheme will increase employment opportunities as they will be able to get jobs in various sectors by acquiring skills and experience during the service. The Defense Minister said that with the Agneepath scheme, the economy will also get a higher skill workforce, which will be helpful in the growth of GDP.

These are the 10 big things of Agneepath Recruitment Scheme…

1. Recruitment in the army will be for only four years. During these four years he will be known as Agniveer.

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2.  After four years, the services of the soldiers will be reviewed. After the review, the services of 25 percent Agni Veers will be extended. The remaining 75 percent will be retired.

3. A four-year job will also include six months’ training. Age between 17 and a half years to 21 years will be eligible for Agniveer.

4. Women in the Army and Navy will also get a chance to become Agniveer.

5. Agniveers will get an annual salary package of 4.76 lakhs i.e. around 30 thousand per month. By the fourth year, this package will be 6.92 lakhs. Apart from this, Risk and Hardship Allowance will also be available for areas like Siachen.

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6. Pension will not be available after retirement, but a lump sum amount will be given. This amount has been named as Service Fund Package. Under this, an amount of 11.7 lakh will be available after retirement. This service fund package has been made with the contribution of 30 percent of Agniveer’s salary and the same amount of the government. This service fund package will be completely income tax free.

7. If Agniveer Veergati is attained during the service, then his family will get the assistance amount of one crore. Along with this, the family will also get the salary of the remaining service of Agniveer.

8. If Agniveer becomes disabled during service, then he will be given an amount of 44 lakhs and will also get the salary of the remaining service.

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9. The special thing will be that now the army regiment will not be recruited according to caste, religion and region, but will be as a countryman. That is, youth of any caste, religion and region can apply for any regiment. In fact, infantry regiments in the army have been made since the time of the British such as Sikhs, Jats, Rajputs, Gorkhas, Dogras, Kumaon, Garhwal, Bihar, Naga, Rajputana-Rifles (Rajrif), Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (Jackalai), Jammu- Kashmir Rifles (Jackrif) etc. All these regiments are prepared on the basis of caste, class, religion and region.

The Guards is the only such regiment after independence that was raised on the basis of All India All Class. But now it is believed in the Agniveer plan that all the regiments of the army will be based on the All India All Class. That is, any youth of the country can apply for any regiment. Since independence, this is being considered as a major defense reform in the defense sector.

10. Under the Agneepath scheme, the first recruitment rally of the Army will be organized within the next 90 days. Under this scheme, 40 thousand Agni Veers will be recruited for the Army in the first year. There will be the recruitment of 3500 Agni Veers for the Air Force and 3000 Agni Veers for the Navy.

In the press conference held on Tuesday, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhry, made it clear that the number of examinations conducted in the last two years of the Indian Air Force or They were meant to be canceled now. Recruitment in the Air Force will now be done only under the Agneepath Scheme. According to Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar, the training of firefighters will be such that they can be deployed from warships to submarines.

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