The government unveiled it on Tuesday New Agneepath scheme for recruiting soldiers in all three services. The new defense recruitment reform, which has been approved by the Cabinet Committee on Security, will come into effect immediately, and the soldiers recruited under the scheme will be called Agniveers.
What is Agneepath Scheme?
Under the new plan, approximately 45,000 to 50,000 soldiers would be recruited annually, and most would leave service in just four years. Out of the total annual recruitment, only 25 per cent will be allowed to continue under permanent commission for the next 15 years. The move will significantly reduce the standing force level for the over 13 lakh strong armed forces in the country.
This, in turn, will significantly reduce the Defense Pension Bill, which has been a major concern for governments for many years.
What is the eligibility criteria?
The new system is only for personnel below the rank of officer (who do not join the army as commissioned officers).
Under Agneepath scheme, candidates in the age group of 17.5 years to 21 years will be eligible to apply. The norms of recruitment will remain the same and recruitment will be done through rallies twice a year.
Coaching centers all over Aligarh are being investigated after protests againstCenter’s Agneepath Scheme Took a violent turn, many such centers are now closed. On Wednesday, the shutters of all centers in and around Tappal, about 100 km from Delhi, were closed.
Actually, Sudhir Sharma, the owner of the biggest Young India Coaching Center there, has been arrested in connection with the violence.
Across Aligarh district, 76 people have been arrested and 68 have been taken into preventive custodyOut of which at least 11 are the operators of coaching centres. Most of the arrests of coaching center operators have come from Tappal area.