Agneepath Scheme 2022

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Agneepath Scheme 2022

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Agneepath Scheme for Military Recruitment

The Union Cabinet took a historic decision approving an attractive recruitment scheme for Indian youth to serve in the Armed Forces for which a scheme has been introduced with the name AGNEEPATH. The youth selected under the Agneepath scheme will be categorised as Agniveers. The Armed Forces will be recruiting 46,000 Agniveers this year through this scheme. With the announcement of this Agnipath Scheme, a window of opportunity has been opened for the youths to serve their nation for a period of 4 years. In this article, we have explained the Agneepath scheme, age limit and educational requirements for agniveers, how would the recruitment through Agneepath Scheme be done, what would be the salary and more details.

We hereby, exploring the complete information on the scheme for our Smart Employment Card registered member.

What is Agneepath Scheme?

Agneepath Scheme is a recruitment process launched by the central government wherein selected candidates will be enrolled as Agniveers for four years period in Indian Armed ForcesOn completion of the four-year period, Aginveers will go to the society as a disciplined, dynamic, motivated, and skilled workforce for employment in other sectors to pursue their career in the job of their choice.

Agneepath Scheme is a step that is initiated for the recruitment of 46,000+ Agniveers to the Indian Army, Indian Navy and India Air Force. The entry through Agneepath Scheme would be done for a period of 4 years initially. During these 4 years, the recruits would be trained by the armed forces in the skills required. The Agnipath recruitment scheme is a transformative initiative that will provide a youthful profile to the armed forces. Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar said women will also be inducted into the armed forces under the new scheme. Officials, however, added that the recruitment of women under the scheme will depend on the needs of the respective services.


What is Agniveer?

The youth selected under the Agneepath scheme will be categorised as Agniveers. Agniveers will be offered an opportunity to apply for permanent enrolment in the Armed Forces after a period of 4 years. The youths falling in the age group of 17.5 years to 23 years (revised upper age limit) who favour patriotism, teamwork, enhancement of physical fitness, ingrained loyalty to the country and availability of trained personnel to boost national security in times of external threats, internal threats and natural disasters can apply through Agneepath Yojna to become Agniveers.

Agneepath Scheme Notification

Agneepath Scheme for Indian Army Recruitment 2022 Notification has been released on 20th June 2022 for entrance into the Indian Army. Around 83 recruitment rallies across the country are expected to be carried out. Indian Navy will be releasing the Indian Navy Agneepath Notification on 21st June 2022. The Indian Air Force Agneepath Recruitment 2022 notification has been released in PDF format on 20th June 2022. The candidates can check the complete details for each department from their job section.


Agnipath Scheme Details- Latest Updates

Recruitment Details- For IAF, Registration to start on 24th June 2022 onwards, the Online Exam to start on 24th July 2022, the first batch of Agniveers to be induced in IAF in December 2022 and training to start from 30th December 2022 onwards.

Indian Air Force & Indian Army has released detailed Agneepath Recruitment Notifications on 20th June 2022 on their respective official websites. 

Intake of ‘Agniveers’ to go up to 1.25 lakhs in future: Dept of Military Affairs

MoS Defence Ajay Bhatt’s views on the Agnipath scheme- It’s a good scheme. Despite clarity over misunderstandings, it is not right to stick to the demands… I appeal to the youth not to let go of this golden opportunity. There will be no problem in the future:

10% vacancies in CAPF: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said it has decided to reserve 10 per cent vacancies for recruitment in CAPFs and Assam Rifles for Agniveers.

Incentives- The ministries of home affairs and defence announced concessions and incentives that will assist Agniveers in their further employment. Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said the PSUs under his housing and petroleum ministries are working on hiring ‘Agniveers’ after their four-year service in the armed forces.

Revised Age Limit- The upper age limit for Agniveers has been revised to 23 years.

Reservation- The government has announced a 10% reservation for ‘Agniveers’ in central police forces & Assam Rifles with upper age relaxation. Defence Ministry also came up with a 10% quota which will cover the Coast Guard, defence civilian posts and 16 defence PSUs, which include major ones like Hindustan Aeronautics, Bharat Electronics, as well as four shipyards and 41 ordnance factories.

Training- As per, Army Chief General Manoj Pande, the training of first agniveers will begin this December (in 2022) at the centres.

Shipping ministry announces 6 attractive service opportunities for Agniveers from Indian Navy for a smooth transition into Merchant Navy.

Agneepath Yojana Qualification

The education qualification for each department has been tabulated as below-


Department Education Qualification
Soldier General Duty SSLC/Matric with 45% marks in aggregate.No%required if higher qualification.
Soldier Technical 10+2/Intermediate exam Non-Matricpassed in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English. Now eight age for higher qualification.
SoldierClerk / StoreKeeper Technical 10+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 Assistant 10+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
(i) GeneralDuties Non -Matric
(ii) Specified Duties Non-Matric

Agneepath Scheme Age Limit Details

The candidates who are under the age group of 17.5 years to 23 years (revised) are eligible to have an advantage of Agneepath Scheme for Indian Army Recruitment 2022.


Category Age Limit
Department 17.5 to 23 years
Soldier Technical
SoldierClerk / StoreKeeper Technical
Soldier Nursing Assistant
Soldier Trades man
(i) GeneralDuties
(ii) SpecifiedDuties

Agneepath Yojna Salary

The salary for Agniveers in the 1st year will be around Rs. 4.76 lakh per annum which increases to Rs. 6.92 lakh per annum for the final year. Check monthly package, in-hand salary, contribution to Agniveer Corpus Fund and corpus fund by GoI from below tabular data. The ‘Seva Nidhi’ will be exempt from Income Tax.


Agneepath Scheme Salary – All figures in Rs (Monthly Contribution)
Year  Customised Package (Monthly) In Hand
Contribution to Agniveer Corpus Fund 
Contribution to corpus 
fund by GoI
1st Year Rs. 30000 Rs. 21000 Rs. 9000 Rs. 9000
2nd Year Rs. 33000 Rs. 23100 Rs. 9900 Rs. 9900
3rd Year Rs. 36500 Rs. 25580 Rs. 10950 Rs. 10950
4th Year Rs. 40000 Rs. 28000 Rs. 12000 Rs. 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)


Agneepath Scheme Details- Broad Objectives

The broad objectives of the Agnipath/Agneepath Scheme are-

1. To enhance the youthful profile of the Armed Forces so that they are at their fighting best at all times with increased risk-taking ability.

2. To imbibe the Armed Forces ethos, courage, commitment, and teamwork in the youth.

3. To provide abilities and qualities such as discipline, motivation, dynamism, and work skills so that youth remains as an asset.

4. To provide an opportunity to the youth who may be keen to serve the Nation in uniform for a short period of time.

5. To attract youth talent among the society to effectively exploit, adopt, and use emerging modern technologies with enhanced technical thresholds of intake while leveraging Technical institutions of the country.