What is Agnipath or Agniveer scheme - how to apply online

Would you like to know what is Agnipath scheme or Agniveer that was recently introduced by the Ministry of Defence, Govt of India? Know its eligibility, age limit, benefits, terms and conditions, how to apply online, etc through this article.

Department of Military Affairs, Government of India has announced a new window of employment opportunity called Agneepath Scheme Recruitment 2022 for Indian citizens whose age is 17.5 to 25 years while applying for it. This is an opportunity for youth to join the Indian Armed Forces, Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force with stated eligibility and other conditions. What are they? Are you interested to know more about them? Here they are.

what is agnipath

Leaving aside its support and criticism around for the past few days, we will go through who is going to be Agniveer and what is Agnipath scheme, etc. in brief.

What is Agnipath in Army?
It is a short-term Defence Recruitment mode announced by Central Government, recently.

What or Who is Agniveer in Army?
The young Men and Women whose age is 17.5 to 21 years, eligible for the recruitment, and who have cleared all the levels of tests will be known as "Agniveers" for further assigned duty.

How to apply for Agnipath or Agniveer scheme online?

If you are planning to apply for Agneepath Recruitment 2022 then you can Apply Online from its official website link https://joinindianarmy.nic.in/AgnipathScheme.htm - once you filled up all the required fields from "Eligibility" tab and submit them then it would show you the result whether you are eligible or not.

After that, you will get another option at the bottom right side that whether you can 'Apply' (link) or 'Application Not Open' yet message for 'eligible' candidates. You can check this page later to apply online.

The direct steps are given above. Here is a step-by-step guideline to apply for Agnipath Army, below-

what is agniveer

Step 1: When you visit the Indian Army's official website (https://joinindianarmy.nic.in) then you would find the "Agnipath Scheme" link next to JCO / OR Enrollment column.

Step 2: Click on it to visit the relevant webpage. Here, you will get a pdf link for more detail. Go through that one as well.

Step 3: On the left side you can find the following clickable links, you have to go and fill up the entire fields/column to check the "Eligibility" criteria first and follow the above steps afterward accordingly.

    Zonal Recruitment Office
    Eligibility Criteria for Recruitment Process
    Medical Criteria
    DSC Enrolment
    Beware of Touts
    Do's & Don'ts
    Documents to be prepared before entering for Online Application

Once you go through the entire tabs/fields stated above then you would be clear now whether you are eligible or not, how to proceed next etc.

If you would like to know more detail on Agneepath or Agniveer scheme then go through this official link https://joinindianarmy.nic.in/writereaddata/Portal/Images/AGNIPATH_BROCHURE.PDF

Agniveer can be sailors, soldiers, and airmen in near future with better perks and also, take up duties as storekeepers, tradesmen, clerks, nursing assistants General Duty, etc.

Latest update:
The Ministry has further clarified and updated the Agnipath Scheme. The amendments and additions to the Agniveer scheme are as below:
1. Upper age limit extended.

2. UGC skill recognition declared.

3. Bank loan priority notified.

4. 10% CAPF vacancies reserved.

5. Open schooling certificate announced.

6. 10% MoD job vacancies reserved.

Perks and Benefits: Approx salary will be around INR 30 to 40 thousand per month. The Government adds to the corpus fund (30 percent of the salary) and it will be around INR 11.36 lakh when the duration is over. This would help for further education and loan etc.

Hope this article helps you to clear your doubts on basic information about the Agnipath scheme.

Article by Hafeezur Rahman
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Author: Umesh29 Jun 2022 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 2

The Agnipath scheme of Central government is a novel idea to employ the unemployed youths in our country as well as impart important military training to them which is beneficial to them as well as to our country as a whole. This article has brought out in details the process of applying for the vacancies under this scheme and will be a useful one for the students who are desiring to go for these vacancies. India being a populated country has a very good scope for inducting people in the army. It is hoped that this scheme and its future avatar would make India a powerful country in the southeast Asia region in the future.

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