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Agnipath Scheme cap increased to 23 for one time waiver for 2022 recruitment cycle – India Indian News


In protest against the center’s ‘Agneepath’ scheme, young people in several states, including Uttar Pradesh, demonstrated fiercely on Thursday. However, in the midst of all these protests, the central government tried to bring relief to the youth by making a major change in the scheme Thursday night. The Ministry of Defense said the maximum age for recruitment under the Agneepath scheme has been raised from 21 to 23. However, this relaxation will only be applied in the recruitment process for this year, i.e. 2022. The decision was made because there has been no recruitment in the past two years.

According to the press release of the Ministry of Defense, the age of entry for all new recruits into the armed forces was set from 17 and a half to 21 years at the time of the start of the Agnipath scheme. In view of the fact that recruitment has not been possible for the past two years, the government has decided that a one-time rest period will be granted for the proposed 2022 recruitment cycle. Accordingly, the maximum age for the recruitment process in the Agneepath scheme for 2022 has been raised to 23 years from 21 a year before that.

What is Agneepath Recruitment Scheme

The Government of India on Tuesday announced the new “Agnipath Scheme” for the recruitment of soldiers into the Army, Navy and Air Force. Hereby, to reduce increased salaries and pension expenditures, soldiers will be conscripted for short periods on a contractual basis, which will be called “Agniveer”.

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He also stated that the armed forces will recruit 46,000 “Agnivars” this year and that the eligible age for selection will be between 17.5 years to 21 years which has now been changed to the first year (2022). Recruitment under the scheme will begin within 90 days. The monthly salary of “inactive” in the first year of employment will be Rs 30,000, but only Rs 21,000 on hand. Every month Rs 9,000 will go to a fund with equal contribution from the government.

Then the monthly stipend in the second, third and fourth years will be Rs 33,000, Rs 36,500 and Rs 40,000. Each ‘Agniveer’ will get Rs 11.71 lakh as ‘Service Box Package’ and will be exempted from income tax.

There will be no entitlement to bonuses and retirement benefits and new recruits will be provided with a non-contributory life insurance cover of Rs 48 lakh for the period of continuous service in the Armed Forces.

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