New Delhi: Amid the ongoing protest against the scheme which will recruit youngsters into the military for a period of four years, The Indian Air Force on Sunday released the details of the Agnipath recruitment system the process of which will begin on June 24.
The detailed brief issued by the IAF outlined the various aspects of the scheme, including eligibility criteria, age limit, educational qualification, physical and medical standards, employability, selection process, pay allowance and allied benefits.
The IAF said in a release statement, ‘Candidates inducted through this scheme will be called Agniveers. These Agniveers once enrolled into the Indian Air Force, will be governed under the Air Force Act 1950, for a period of four years. Agniveers would form a distinct rank in the IAF, different from any other existing rank. As part of the enrolment process, each ‘Agniveer’ will be required to formally accept all terms and conditions of the Agnipath Scheme. Based on organizational requirements and policies promulgated by the IAF, Agniveers who have exited will be offered an opportunity to apply for enrolment in the IAF in the regular cadre.’
Earlier, the Home Ministry decided to reserve 10 per cent vacancies for recruitment in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assam Rifles for Agniveers. Home Ministry had further announced that it will give three years of age relaxation to Agniveers beyond the prescribed upper age limit to recruitments in CAPFs and Assam Rifles. For the first batch of Agniveers, the age relaxation will be of 5 years.