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“Agnipath scheme” set into motion: Army releases Agniveer recruitment notification, registration next month

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Notification has been issued for the recruitment of ‘Agniveer’ under the Agneepath scheme of the Central Government brought for military recruitment. According to the notification released on Monday, the registration process will start from July 2022. It is worth noting that there is huge resentment among the youth against the said scheme of the Centre. Youth are protesting in different states of the country.

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In this sequence, the notification has been issued. Yesterday also in the PC held after the meeting with Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, the army chiefs had appealed that the youth should start preparing for the recruitment process.

Changes not made under pressure
During the PC, Additional Secretary, Department of Military Affairs, Lieutenant General Anil Puri, had made three things clear with the complete blueprint of the Centre’s plan. He clearly said that this plan will not be returned. Secondly, those involved in the violence against the Agnipath scheme will not get any place in the recruitment. Thirdly, keeping in mind the concerns of the youth in the scheme, whatever changes have been made, they are not under any pressure, but they were proposed.

On the Agneepath scheme, Lt Gen Anil Puri said that ‘Agnivar’ will get the same allowance in Siachen and other areas as is applicable to the regular soldiers currently serving. No discrimination against them in terms of service. Not only this, ‘Agnivar’, who has sacrificed his life in the service of the country, will get a compensation of one crore rupees. His salary will start from 30 thousand and will go up to 40 thousand. Also, at the time of retirement, he will get 10 lakh four thousand rupees under the service fund. However, apart from this, they will not get any other benefit or facility.

Demand to implement old recruitment system
During this, he said that the announcements regarding reservation for ‘Agneepath’ announced by various ministries and departments were pre-planned and not in response to the arson that took place after the announcement of the Agneepath scheme. Significantly, the protest is going on against the Agneepath scheme. The youth are demanding to implement the old recruitment system.

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