Indian Air Force releases Agnipath recruitment details: Check eligibility, benefits
The defence ministry has already announced a 10% reservation for Agniveers
The announcements have been made to assuage the protesters
The enrolment form will need to be signed by the parents of the minors
Amid the ongoing protests across the country over the centre's decision on Agnipath scheme, the Indian Air Force on Sunday released the details of the centre's new scheme recruitment system which will begin on June 24.
The defence ministry has already announced a 10% reservation for Agniveers while they will have the same quota in CAPF and the Assam Rifles under the Union home ministry. It is reported that the announcements have been made to assuage the protesters.
The IAF document lists the eligibility, educational qualification, medical standards, assessment, leave, remuneration, life insurance cover etc among many other factors.
A document, shared by the IAF, said that since the recruitment process is also open to those below 18 years, the enrolment form will need to be signed by the parents of the minors. The document needs to be signed by the Agniveers formally accepting all terms and conditions of the scheme.
"Post the period of four years, each Agniveer will go back to the society, based on organisational requirements and policies promulgated by the IAF," the document said explaining the benefits the government will provide the 75% who will not be retained.
"Agniveers will not have the right to be selected for further enrolment into the Armed Forces. Selection will be the exclusive jurisdiction of the government," the document said.
Meanwhile, the centre and BJP-ruled state governments stepped up their efforts to placate the protesters by announcing several supportive measures for aspirants of the armed forces.
The union home ministry announced its decision to reserve 10% vacancies for Agniveers in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assam Rifles. The ministry also announced age relaxation for Agniveers for recruitments in CAPFs and Assam Rifles.
The government had already announced its decision to increase the upper age limit for the recruitment of Agniveers from 21 years to 23 years for the recruitment cycle of 2022.