Last Update: 30 June 2022, 11:55 am

Agneepath (Agnipath) Scheme 2022: 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 (AGNIPATH). The youth selected under the Agneepath scheme will be categorised as Agniveers. 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. If you want to become an Agniveer in the Indian Armed Forces, Here's what you need to know about Agneepath Scheme 2022, Agniveers, and other details. 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. 

What is Agneepath Scheme?

Agneepath/ Agnipath 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 Forces. The Armed Forces will be recruiting 46,000 Agniveers this year through Agnipath/Agneepath scheme. On 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 2022 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.

Agneepath/ Agnipath Scheme Details

Agnipath or Agneepath is a recruitment scheme for the Indian youth who wish to join the Armed Forces. Agnipath scheme, a recruitment process for individuals below the rank of officer, with the goal of deploying fitter, younger troops on the front lines, many of whom will be on four-year contracts. It's a game-changing project that will give the Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Air Force a young image. 

Agnipath Scheme Details- Latest Updates 

Indian Air Force & Indian Army has released detailed Agneepath/Agnipath recruitment Notifications 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.

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/ Agnipath 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, adapt, and use emerging modern technologies with enhanced technical thresholds of intake while leveraging Technical institutions of the country. 

Agneepath/Agnipath Scheme Notification

Agneepath/ Agnipath Scheme for Indian Army Recruitment 2022 Notification has been released 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 soon. The Indian Air Force Agneepath Recruitment 2022 notification has been released in PDF format. The candidates can check the complete details for each department from the links below. 

Indian Air Force Recruitment 2022 Notification Out- Click to Check

Indian Army Agneepath Recruitment 2022 Notification Out- Click to Check

Indian Navy Agneepath Recruitment 2022- Click to Check

Agneepath Scheme Indian Army
Agneepath Scheme Indian Air Force
Agneepath Scheme Indian Navy

Agneepath Scheme Pros & Cons

With the release of the new Agneepath/ Agnipath Scheme, there have been some pros & cons which have been discussed as below-  

  1. A fundamental change in the military’s recruitment practices.
  2. A special chance for young people to help the nation and contribute to nation-building.
  3. Young and active persona for the armed forces.
  4. Excellent financial deal for the Agniveers.
  5. Agniveers have the chance to receive training from the greatest universities and improve their abilities and credentials.
  6. Agniveers will receive a tempting monthly package that is specially tailored for them, 
    as well as Risk and Hardship allowances as necessary for the three services.
  7. Agniveers will receive a one-time “Seva Nidhi” package at the end of their four-year engagement, 
    which will include both their contribution and any collected interest thereon as well as a matching contribution
  1. No pilot scheme to evaluate the plan.
  2. It will weaken military culture, professionalism, and combat spirit.
  3. 7-8 years are needed to prepare a soldier for combat.
  4. Agniveers will be cautious and most of them will be seeking for a second job.
  5. May result in the militarization of society and the annual unemployment of 35,000 adolescents with war experience.

Agneepath Scheme Vacancy 2022

Through Agneepath Scheme around 46,000 soldiers are to be recruited for the Indian Army, Indian Navy and India Air Force. The detailed and elaborated vacancy distribution will be released shortly by the Indian Army. The recruitment of women under the Agneepath scheme will depend on the needs of the respective services. 

Agneepath Recruitment 2022 for 46000 Agniveers

Indian Air Force Agniveer Syllabus 2022 in Detail- Click to Check

Indian Army Agniveer Syllabus 2022 in Detail- Click to Check

Agneepath/ Agnipath Yojana Qualification

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

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
(i) GeneralDutiesNon -Matric
(ii) Specified DutiesNon-Matric

Agneepath/ Agnipath 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 the Agneepath Scheme for the Agniveer batch in the Indian Army, Indian Air Force, and Indian Navy. 

Agniveer Age Limit- Click to Check

Agneepath Yojna Agniveer 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 YearRs. 30000Rs. 21000Rs. 9000Rs. 9000
2nd YearRs. 33000Rs. 23100Rs. 9900Rs. 9900
3rd YearRs. 36500Rs. 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)

Aginveer Salary Package Details- Click to Check

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Agneepath/ Agnipath Scheme 2022: FAQs

Ans. Agneepath is a pan-India short-term service youth recruitment scheme for the armed forces. Recruits, known as Agniveers, will serve in varied terrains — desert, mountain, land, sea, or air.

Ans. The candidates who fall in the age group of 17.5 to 23 years are eligible for Agneepath Scheme Recruitment.

Ans. Under the Agneepath scheme, Agniveers will be employed for four years.

Ans. The recruitment of women under Agneepath scheme will depend on the needs of the respective services.

Ans. The Agneepath salary for Agniveers in the 1st year will be around Rs 4.76 lakh per annum.

Ans. This year, 46,000 vacancies in Indian Army, Indian Navy and India Air Force will be filled through Agneepath Scheme.

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