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Agnipath | 3,800 youth apply for IAF recruitment

Approximately 3800 youth have registered till 5pm on Friday, the first day of registration, for recruitment into the Indian Air Force (IAF) under the new Agnipath scheme, according to an IAF official.

Registration for the IAF is open from June 24 to July 05 while registrations for Army and Navy are set to open on July 01.

Overall 46,000 Agniveers are set to be recruited this year, 40,000 by Army, and 3000 each by the Navy and IAF. According to the schedule given by IAF, the course is set to commence on December 30, 2022.First of batch of Agniveers are set to arrive at Navy’s training establishment INS Chilka on November 21. In a first, the Navy will also recruit women Agniveers.

The Army plans to induct 40,000 Agniveers in two batches with 83 recruitment rallies planned across the country. In the first batch around 25000 Agniveers will be recruited by first half of December and remaining in the second batch by first half of February 2023.

On June 14, the Government announced the “Agnipath” scheme for recruitment of soldiers into the armed forces for four years replacing the current permanent entry scheme and the age bracket for new recruits was fixed at 17 ½ to 21 years of age. For this year, the Government has announced a one time upper age limit relaxation to 23 years.

All recruitment in the forces for soldiers, sailors and airmen will now be through this route. Agniveers on completion of four years will get an opportunity to join regular cadre and upto 25% would be selected for regular cadre.


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