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Agnipath scheme: IAF receives 56,960 applications within 3 days of registration

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: On Sunday, The Indian Air Force said it has received 56,960 applications under the Agnipath recruitment scheme till date, within three days of the registration process getting. The strong response comes just a week after violent protests against it rocked several states.

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On Sunda, The IAF stated on Twitter, “56960! That’s the total number of applications received till date from future Agniveers in response to the Agnipath recruitment application process on https://agnipathvayu.cdac.in. Registration closes on July 5.”

The Indian Air Force recruitment process under the Agnipath scheme will end on July 5. The IAF will recruit 3,000 Agniveers this year and their training is slated to begin from December 30, after the exams and medical tests in two phases. It is important to note that in order to qualify as an Agniveer, fulfilling the eligibility criteria is crucial.

Interested candidates should have Class 10th or matriculation passing certificate, intermediate or 10+2 or equivalent mark sheet or 3 Yrs Engineering Diploma Final Year Mark sheet and Matriculation mark sheet or 2 years Vocational course mark sheet and marks sheets of non-vocational. on June 14, Unveiling the Agnipath scheme , the government had said youth between the ages of 17-and-a-half and 21 years would be inducted for a four-year tenure, while 25 per cent of them will be subsequently inducted for regular service.

Several parts of the country had witnessed violent protests against the scheme. Later the government increased the upper age limit for recruitment under the scheme to 23 years from 21 for the year 2022.

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Many BJP-ruled states also declared the ‘Agniveers’, as the soldiers will be known, will be accorded priority in induction into state police forces. However, The armed forces have made it clear those who had indulged in violent protests and arson against the new recruitment scheme will not be inducted.

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