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IAF begins choice course of underneath Agnipath scheme

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The recruitment course of within the Indian Air Force underneath the Agnipath scheme received underway on Friday with the opening of the registration window, every week after violent protests rocked a number of states. 

“Registration window to apply for #Agniveervayu is operational from 10 am today,” the IAF stated on Twitter. 

Unveiling the Agnipath scheme on June 14, the federal government had stated youth between the ages of 17-and-a-half and 21 years can be inducted for a four-year tenure, whereas 25 per cent of them might be subsequently inducted for normal service. 

Several components of the nation witnessed violent protests towards the scheme. Quite a few opposition events and navy consultants had slammed the scheme, contending it is going to adversely impression the operational capabilities of the armed forces. The authorities had on June 16 elevated the higher age restrict for recruitment underneath the scheme to 23 years from 21 for the yr 2022. 

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Those recruited underneath the Agnipath scheme might be known as ‘Agniveer’. The Army has stated the brand new scheme will guarantee a youthful profile of the protection forces and lead to discount of the common age of troopers from 32 to 26 years over a time period. The three service chiefs have strongly backed the scheme, which was unveiled after over two years of deliberations. 

The month-to-month wage of an ‘Agniveer’ within the first yr of employment might be Rs 30,000. The in-hand quantity might be Rs 21,000 whereas the remainder Rs 9,000 will go to a corpus with an equal contribution from the federal government. Subsequently, the month-to-month wage within the second, third and fourth yr might be Rs 33,000, Rs 36,500 and Rs 40,000. 

Each ‘Agniveer’ will get Rs 11.71 lakh as ‘Seva Nidhi Package’ on retirement which might be exempt from revenue tax. The four-year tenure underneath the brand new scheme will embrace round two-and-half months to 6 months of coaching interval 

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