‘Agneepath Yojana’ will not be returned
Lt Gen Anil Puri said that this plan will not be withdrawn under any circumstances. Now recruitment in the army will be done under this scheme. To join the army, the first requirement is discipline, so the youth should calm down and understand the plan.
Will get place in other ministries
Announcements regarding reservation for Agniveers were pre-decided by various ministries and departments. Agniveers will be given priority in CAPFs. The state governments have clearly said that priority will be given to firefighters in the police. There are four states which have clearly said that they will give jobs to all Agniveers. Apart from this, banks will give credit to Agniveers.
Navy will issue notification on June 25
Navy Vice Admiral D.K. Tripathi said that we have started our recruitment process. By June 25, our advertisement will reach the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The recruitment process will start within a month. Our first Agniveer will report at our training institute on 21st November.
Compensation of one crore rupees will be given
Additional Secretary, Department of Military Affairs, Lt Gen Arun Puri said that Agniveers who sacrificed their lives in the service of the country will get a compensation of Rs 1 crore.
Facilities will be available like regular soldiers
The ‘Agniveer’ will get the same allowances and facilities in areas like Siachen and other areas which are currently applicable to regular soldiers. There shall be no discrimination against them in terms of service.
Recruitment process started in Army from July 1
Amidst the protests, the Army has announced the dates for the recruitment process of the three forces in the press conference. The Army has said that its recruitment process will start from July 1.
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If there is an FIR, you will not get a chance
Lt Gen Puri said that every one who joins us in Agniveer will have to give an undertaking that he did not take part in Protest or sabotage or arson. Police verification of all will be done and if someone gets an FIR registered in their name, then they cannot join the army. If an FIR is registered against a candidate then they cannot join the Indian Armed Forces. They will be asked to write as part of the enrollment form that they were not part of the arson, their police verification will be done.
Age relaxation for ‘Agniveers’
On Thursday, the Union Home Ministry announced relaxation in age limit for Agniveers. Age limit increased from 21 years to 23 years. The ministry announced in a tweet that the age relaxation for the first batch of Agniveers would be of five years.
In the near future, the number of Agniveers will increase to 1.25 lakh
Lt Gen Puri said that in the near future the number of ‘Agniveers’ will go up to 1.25 lakh and will not remain at 46,000 which is the current figure.
Process begins for the first batch in the Air Force on June 24
Amidst the protests, the Army has announced the dates for the recruitment process of the three forces in the press conference. The Army has said that its recruitment process will start from July 1. Air Marshal SK Jha said that the process of inducting the first batch of Agniveers in the Indian Air Force will start from June 24. This is an online system. Under that the registration will start on it. A month later, from July 24, Phase-I online examinations will start.
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There will be no difference in allowance among the rest of the soldiers.
Lieutenant General Anil Puri said that Agniveers will get more allowances than today’s soldiers. There will be no difference in the allowance between Agniveer and the rest of the soldiers. Don’t weigh the service of the nation with money. He said that the fight ahead will be techno-savvy and for that we need youth. 70 per cent of our intake is from villages. We’ve cut our flab over the years. It will not last only till 46000, it will increase further.