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Agniveer Scheme

The Agniveer(Agnipath) Scheme 2022 has been introduced by the Union Cabinet as an attractive recruitment program for Indian youth to serve in the Armed Forces. This scheme provides an opportunity for young individuals to contribute to the nation’s defense as Agniveers. Under the Agneepath scheme, selected candidates will serve for a period of four years, dedicating their skills and abilities to the Indian Armed Forces. Agniveer Female Recruitment has also been a major keypoint of this scheme,Under this females can also apply for the position and give their services to the nation.

The Agniveer scheme opens doors for aspiring individuals who wish to become Agniveers in the Indian Armed Forces. It offers a platform for them to serve their country and make a significant impact. This article provides comprehensive information about the Agniveer scheme 2024, including details about Agniveers, the recruitment process, age limit, educational requirements, salary, and more.

By joining the Agniveer scheme, individuals can embark on a fulfilling journey of service to the nation. This article aims to shed light on the scheme’s intricacies, helping interested candidates understand the opportunities and requirements associated with becoming an Agniveer in the Indian Armed Forces. 

What is Agniveer Scheme?

The Agniveer scheme is a recruitment program initiated by the central government for the enrollment of selected candidates as Agniveers in the Indian Armed Forces. Under this scheme, a total of 46,000 Agniveers will be recruited this year. The Agneepath Scheme offers a unique opportunity for individuals to serve in the Armed Forces for a period of four years. Upon completion of this period, Agniveers will transition into society as disciplined, motivated, and skilled individuals, ready to pursue their chosen careers in various sectors.

The Agniveer scheme serves as a platform for the recruitment of more than 46,000 Agniveers across the Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Air Force. Selected candidates will undergo a four-year training program conducted by the Armed Forces, equipping them with the necessary skills for their respective roles. This transformative initiative aims to bring a youthful profile to the Armed Forces. Additionally, the Navy Chief, Admiral R Hari Kumar, has stated that women will also be inducted into the armed forces under this scheme. However, the recruitment of women will be based on the specific requirements of each service.

Agniveer Scheme Details

Agnipath or Agneepath is a recruitment initiative aimed at young individuals in India who aspire to join the Armed Forces. The Agnipath scheme focuses on the recruitment of personnel below the officer rank, with the objective of deploying physically fit and youthful soldiers at the forefront, many of whom will serve on four-year contracts. This transformative project aims to enhance the youthfulness and vibrancy of the Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Air Force.

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The Indian Air Force and Indian Army have recently released comprehensive recruitment notifications for the Agniveer Army and Agniveer Airforce scheme on their respective official websites.

According to the Department of Military Affairs, the intake of ‘Agniveers’ is expected to increase to 1.25 lakhs in the future.

Minister of State for Defence, Ajay Bhatt, expressed his positive views on the Agnipath scheme, emphasizing the importance of not overlooking the opportunity and urging the youth to take advantage of it.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has decided to reserve 10% of vacancies in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and Assam Rifles for recruitment of Agniveers.

Incentives have been announced by the ministries of home affairs and defence to support the further employment of Agniveers. Public sector undertakings (PSUs) under the housing and petroleum ministries, as well as other sectors, are actively considering hiring Agniveers after their four-year service in the armed forces.

The upper age limit for Agniveers has been revised to 23 years.

A 10% reservation has been introduced for ‘Agniveers’ in central police forces, Assam Rifles, Coast Guard, defence civilian posts, and 16 defence Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs). This includes major organizations such as Hindustan Aeronautics, Bharat Electronics, as well as shipyards and ordnance factories.

The training for the first batch of Agniveers is set to commence in December 2022, as stated by Army Chief General Manoj Pande.

The Ministry of Shipping has announced six attractive service opportunities for Agniveers from the Indian Navy, facilitating a smooth transition into the Merchant Navy.

Agniveer Scheme Objectives:

The Agniveer  Scheme aims to achieve the following broad objectives:

  • Enhancing the youthful profile of the Armed Forces to ensure they are consistently at their peak performance, with an increased ability to take risks.
  • Instilling the values of courage, commitment, and teamwork among the youth, aligning them with the ethos of the Armed Forces.
  • Developing essential qualities and skills such as discipline, motivation, dynamism, and work skills in the youth, ensuring they remain valuable assets.
  • Offering an opportunity for youth who desire to serve the nation in uniform for a limited period of time.
  • Attracting talented youth from society to effectively utilize and adapt to emerging modern technologies, taking advantage of the enhanced technical capabilities while leveraging the country’s technical institutions.

Agniveer Scheme Notifications:

The Indian Army has released the notification for the Agniveer Scheme for its recruitment in 2024. It is expected that approximately 83 recruitment rallies will be conducted nationwide. The Indian Navy is also anticipated to release the Agniveer Navy Notification in the near future. Furthermore, the Indian Air Force has released the Agniveer Airforce Recruitment 2024 notification in PDF format. Candidates can access the detailed information for each department through the provided links.

1 – Agniveer Army 

2 – Agniveer Navy

3 – Agniveer Airforce

Agniveer Scheme Benefits:

The military’s recruitment practices have undergone a significant transformation, offering a unique opportunity for young individuals to contribute to the nation-building process.

The armed forces are seeking young and dynamic individuals to join their ranks, providing them with excellent financial benefits.

Agniveers have the privilege of receiving training from prestigious universities, which enables them to enhance their skills and credentials.

In addition to a competitive monthly package specifically designed for Agniveers, they are also eligible for Risk and Hardship allowances, as required by their respective services.

At the end of their four-year engagement, Agniveers will receive a special one-time “Seva Nidhi” package, which includes their contributions along with accumulated interest, as well as a matching.

Agniveer Scheme Vacancy 2024

The Agniveer Scheme aims to recruit approximately 46,000 personnel for the Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Air Force. The Indian Army will soon release detailed information regarding the distribution of vacancies. The inclusion of women in the recruitment process under the Agneepath scheme will be determined based on the requirements of each service.

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Agniveer Qualification:

The educational qualifications required for each department are presented in the following table:

DepartmentEducation Qualification
Soldier General DutySSLC/Matric with 45% marks in aggregate.No%required if higher qualification.
Soldier Technical10+2/Intermediate exam Non-Matricpassed in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English. Now eight age for higher qualification.
SoldierClerk / StoreKeeper Technical10+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.
Soldier Nursing Assistant10+2/Intermediate exam passed in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with min 50% mark sin aggregate and min40% in each subject. Now eight age for higher qualification.

Soldier Tradesman

General DutiesNon -Matric
Specified DutiesNon-Matric

Agniveer Age Limit:

Candidates within the age range of 17.5 years to 23 years (revised) are eligible to avail the benefits of the Agneepath Scheme for the Agniveer batch in the Indian Army, Indian Air Force, and Indian Navy.

AdAgniveer Salary:

Agneepath Scheme Salary – All figures in Rs (Monthly Contribution)

YearCustomised Package (Monthly)In Hand (70%)Contribution to Agniveer Corpus Fund (30%)Contribution to corpus fund by GoI
1st YearRs. 30000Rs. 21000Rs. 9000Rs. 9000
2nd YearRs. 30000Rs. 23000Rs. 9900Rs. 9900
3rd YearRs. 30000Rs. 25580Rs. 10950Rs. 10950
4th YearRs. 40000Rs. 28000Rs. 12000Rs. 12000

Total contribution to Agniveer Corpus Fund after four years- Rs 5.02 Lakh

Exit After 4 years- Rs 11.71 Lakh as Seva Nidhi Package (Including, interest accumulated on the above amount as per the applicable interest rates would also be paid)

Frequently Asked Question's

Agniveers will be inducted into the Indian Navy under the provisions of the Navy Act 1957, for a tenure of 4 years.

They will hold a unique rank within the Armed Forces, distinct from any of the existing ranks.

Upon completing four years of service, Agniveers will receive a one-time Seva Nidhi Package totaling Rs. 11.71 Lakh.

Additionally, 25% of Agniveer candidates will eventually transition into the regular cadre of the Armed Forces.

Only 25 percent of Agniveers will be granted permanent commission. The remaining personnel will be required to conclude their service after the four-year duration, receiving a lump-sum payment of approximately Rs. 12 lakh, along with associated privileges.

Candidates who have completed the 10+2/Intermediate examination but do not hold a Matriculation certificate, and have studied subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Maths, and English, are eligible.

Furthermore, those who have cleared the 10+2/Intermediate examination in any stream (Arts, Commerce, Science) with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks and at least 40% in each subject, can apply.

An additional condition is that the candidates should be at least 18 years old to be considered for higher qualification.

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