Agneepath Recruitment 2022

Indian army's Agnipath recruitment scheme, age limit, how to join explained

     త్రివిధ దళాల్లో యువత భాగస్వామ్యం పెంచేందుకు కేంద్ర ప్రభుత్వం సరికొత్త నిర్ణయం తీసుకుంది. స్వల్పకాల వ్యవధిలో యువతను సైన్యంలోకి తీసుకోవడానికి అగ్నిపథ్ అనే కొత్త రిక్రూట్ మెంట్ స్కీమ్ ను ప్రవేశపెట్టింది. ఈ స్కీమ్ ను మంగళవారం కేంద్ర రక్షణ శాఖ మంత్రి రాజ్ నాథ్ సింగ్ ప్రారంభించారు.

      అగ్నిప‌థ్ స్కీమ్ కింద సైన్యంలోకి సుమారు 45వేల మందిని రిక్రూట్ చేయ‌నున్నారు. 17.5 ఏళ్ల నుంచి 21 ఏళ్ల వ‌య‌సులోపు వారే దీంట్లో ఉంటారు. అయితే నాలుగేళ్ల పాటు యువ‌త స‌ర్వీసులో ఉంటుంది. నాలుగేళ్ల త‌ర్వాత కేవ‌లం 25 శాతం మంది సైనికుల్ని మాత్ర‌మే ఆర్మీలోకి రెగ్యుల‌ర్ క్యాడ‌ర్‌గా తీసుకుంటారు. వాళ్లు మాత్ర‌మే 15 ఏళ్ల స‌ర్వీస్‌లో ఉంటారు. మిగితా వాళ్ల‌కు 12 ల‌క్ష‌లు ఇచ్చి ఇంటికి పంపిస్తారు. వాళ్ల‌కు పెన్ష‌న్ బెనిఫిట్ ఉండ‌దు.

          ఆర్మీలో రిక్రూట్మెంట్ ప్రక్రియలో పెను మార్పుల కోసం రక్షణ మంత్రి రాజ్ నాథ్ సింగ్ ‘అగ్నిపథ్ రిక్రూట్మెంట్ స్కీమ్’ ను ప్రకటించారు. ఈ మేర‌కు మంగ‌ళ‌వారం త్రివిధ దళాల అధిపతుల‌తో మీడియా స‌మావేశం నిర్వ‌హించారు. ఈ సంద‌ర్భంగా ఆయ‌న మాట్లాడుతూ.. ‘‘ అగ్నిపథ్ పరివర్తన పథకానికి ఆమోదం తెలిపి క్యాబినెట్ కమిటీ ఈరోజు చారిత్రాత్మక నిర్ణయం తీసుకుంది. దీని కింద భారతీయ యువత సాయుధ సేవల్లోకి ప్రవేశించడానికి మార్గం సుగమం అవుతుంది ’’ అని తెలిపారు. 

  Agneepath or Agnipath Recruitment scheme was launched by the Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today. In a step that promises radical changes in recruitment for the Indian Armed Forces, Agneepath scheme would add 46,000 soldiers to Indian Army, Indian Navy and India Air Force. The scheme was announced in a media briefing shortly after the cabinet committee approved the same.

“The Agnipath recruitment scheme is a transformative initiative that will provide a youthful profile to the armed forces,” Singh said. The step has been accepted after lengthy discussions with the armed forces and promises a paradigm shift. But what is the scheme.


     Simply explained, agnipath or agneepat is a recruitment scheme for the Indian youth who wish to join the Armed Forces. The entry would be done for a period of 4 years initially. During these 4 years, the recruits would be trained by the armed forces in the skills required. Recruits hired under the scheme would be called Agniveers.
           A total of 46000 soldiers would be recruited every year. Of these, about 25% would be retained for an additional tenure of 15 years for permanent commission. The others would be allowed to leave and given a Seva Nidhi – a corpus of one time amount of Rs. 11.71 lakh plus interest. This amount would be tax free and can be used by the individual to further their dreams.
       The individuals, selected for enrolment in the Armed Forces as regular cadre, would be required to serve for a further engagement period of minimum 15 years and would be governed by the existing terms and conditions of service of Junior Commissioned Officers/Other Ranks in Indian Army and their equivalent in Indian Navy and Indian Air Force and that of Non Combatant enrolled in the Indian Air Force, as amended from time to time.

      The armed forces would soon conduct Recruitment rallys at various campuses and special rallys. Enrollment would be done through an online centralised system for all three services. Specialised rallies and campus interviews at recognised technical institutes such as Industrial Training Institutes and National Skills Qualifications Framework, would be conducted for the same.

Age limit: Enrolment will be based on ‘All India All Class’ basis and the eligible age will be in range from 17.5 to 21 years.

Educational Qualification: The educational qualification for Agniveers will remain as in vogue for enrollment in various categories. Ex. for entry into General Duty (GD) soldier, the educational qualification is Class 10. 

Other Requirements:  Recruits would have to meet the medical eligibility conditions laid down for enrolment in the armed forces as applicable to respective categories/trades.

Category: Soldier General Duty
Education :SSLC/Matric with 45% marks in aggregate. No % required if higher qualification.
Age:17.5 – 21 Years

Category: Soldier Technical
Education : 10+2/Intermediate exam passed in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English. Now eight age for higher qualification
Age:17.5 – 21 Years

Category: Soldier Clerk / Store Keeper Technical
Education : 10+2/Intermediate exam passed in any stream(Arts,Commerce,Science)with 50% marks in aggregate and min40% in each subject. Weight age for higher qualification
Age:17.5 – 21 Years

Category: Soldier Nursing Assistant
Education : 10+2/Intermediate exam passed in Science with Physics,Chemistry,Biologyand English with min 50% mark sin aggregate and min40% in each subject. Now eight age for higher qualification
Age:17.5 – 21 Years

Soldier Trades man
(i)General Duties
Education :Non Matric
Age:17.5 – 21 Years
(ii)Specified Duties
Education:Non Matric
Age:17.5 – 21 Years

*As per current Indian Army Recruitment rules, subject to changes. Educational Requirements may vary for Indian Navy and Indian Air Force.

     Agniveers will be given an attractive customised monthly package along with Risk and Hardship allowances as applicable in the three services. On completion of the engagement period of four years, Agniveers will be paid one time ‘Seva Nidhi’ package which shall comprise their contribution including accrued interest thereon and matching contribution from the Government equal to the accumulated amount of their contribution including interest as indicated below:

      The ‘Seva Nidhi’ will be exempt from Income Tax. There shall be no entitlement to gratuity and pensionary benefits. Agniveers will be provided non-contributory Life Insurance Cover of Rs 48 lakhs for the duration of their engagement period in the Indian Armed Forces.

yearly package that the soldiers will get for the first year in this scheme will be 4.76 lakh rupees and it will rise to 6.92 lakhs in the fourth and final years of the period in question.
After completing their required four years of duty, they will get the benefit of Seva nidhi package, a corpus of one time amount of Rs. 11.71 lakh plus interest .