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Agnipath scheme UPSC NOTE

 Why in news

  • Amid the controversy over compensation to Agniveers who died in the line of duty, the Congress demanded a “White Paper” on the Agnipath recruitment scheme for the armed forces.

What is Agnipath scheme?

  • The Agnipath scheme for recruitment of soldiers, sailors and airmen into the three services was announced on June 14, 2022 doing away with the earlier process of permanent recruitment. 

  • Under the new scheme, Agniveers are recruited for four years on the completion of which, up to 25% would be selected into the regular ranks on a permanent basis

  • The age bracket for new recruits was fixed at 17 and a half to 21 years of age and till 2026 the overall intake has been capped at 1.75 lakh. 

  • Subsequently, the Army is inducting 40,000 Agniveers per year and the Navy and Air Force are recruiting around 3,000 Agniveers each. 

  • Agniveers during their tenure can get class 12 certificates or a Bachelor’s degree in addition to other skill certificates and when leaving after four years will get a lump sum amount but are not eligible for pension. 

  • The government has stated that the Agnipath scheme would bring down the average age of the armed forces from 32 to 26 years in line with the age profile of major armies worldwide. 



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Agnipath scheme UPSC NOTE
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