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Under the Agneepath scheme, the recruitment process of Army’s Agniveers will start from June 24, Airforce and Navy will soon announce the dates


New Delhi: The Army, Navy and Air Force on Friday announced the commencement of the selection process under the new format by next week as protests against the Agneepath Military Recruitment Scheme gathered momentum. At the same time, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh appealed to the youth aspiring to join the armed forces to start their preparation. Air Chief VR Choudhary said that under the Agneepath scheme, the Air Force will start the selection process for Indian Airforce from June 24. At the same time, the Army said that it will formally start its process within two days by issuing a preliminary notification for the recruitment. The Navy has also said that it will start the recruitment process for the Indian Navy very soon. A senior Navy Commander said that the notification for the recruitment will be issued within a week.

Government came under pressure, relaxation in upper age limit

Senior military officials said that the three armed forces are planning to deploy the first batch of recruits in both operational and non-operational roles under the new scheme by June next year. Officials also said that the protesting youth are not fully aware of the benefits of Agneepath scheme.

In an attempt to pacify the protesters, the government on Thursday night raised the upper age limit for enlisting soldiers under the scheme from 21 to 23 years for 2022. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, who is on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, said in an effort to address the concerns of the youth opposing the Agneepath scheme of recruitment in the armed forces, saying that this new scheme will help the youth of India to connect with the country’s defense system and This is a golden opportunity to serve the country. The Defense Minister said that the recruitment process of the Army is going to start in a few days. He appealed to the protesting youth to get ready for it.

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A lot of candidates will benefit if there is 23 years of age limit.

The Center announced this new scheme on Tuesday. The announcement was made in view of the suspension of recruitment in the armed forces for more than two years due to the coronavirus pandemic. Army Chief General Manoj Pandey said that the decision to increase the age limit from 21 years to 23 years for 2022 under the Agneepath scheme will provide opportunities to the youth who are preparing to join the army. General Pandey said that the recruitment process will be announced soon after the government’s decision to give one-time relaxation in age for recruitment in the army.

Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chowdhary (Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari) said that the age limit for the recruits (in the armed forces) under the Agneepath scheme for 2022 has been increased to 23 years, which will lead to the recruitment of more youth in the armed forces. Can be done He said, ‘The government has recently introduced the Agneepath scheme for recruitment in the armed forces. The minimum age for the scheme is 17 and a half years and the maximum age limit is 21 years. I am happy to inform that the upper age limit for the first recruitment has been raised to 23 years. The IAF chief said, “With this change, a large proportion of the youth will be recruited as Agniveers. The selection process for the Air Force will start from June 24.

On the other hand, the Navy said in a statement that the increase in the upper age limit will pave the way for recruitment of youth who could not join the Armed Forces due to the temporary halt of recruitment due to the Kovid epidemic. It said, ‘The Navy is ready to welcome the first batch of Agniveers…’. Army officials said that the Army will issue a preliminary notification for the recruitment in two days.

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