Indian Army has released the notification for Agniveer Recruitment Rally under Agneepath Scheme. Under this, it is mandatory for the candidates to register online. Registration for this will start in July. The notification contains the details of eligibility conditions, recruitment process, salary and allowances to service rules.
According to the notification, 30,000 / – salary and allowances will be given in the first year of service, 33,000 / – salary and allowances in the second year, 36,500 / – salary and allowances in the third year and 40,000 / – salary and allowances in the last year. After completion of four years of service, Agniveers will also get Sewa Nidhi Package, Agniveer Skill Certificate and Class 12th equivalent qualification certificate.
The Army said that ‘Agniveer’ will form a separate rank in the Indian Army, which will be different from any other existing rank. Giving details of the plan, the Army on Sunday night said that the Official Secrets Act, 1923 for ‘Agniveer’ will bar any unauthorized person or source from disclosing specific information obtained during the service period of four years.
It said that with the introduction of this scheme, the recruitment of soldiers in the regular cadre of the Indian Army, excluding the technical cadre of the medical branch, would be available only to those personnel who have completed their period of service as Agniveers.
The Army said that the discharge of an Agniveer is not allowed on request before fulfilling the conditions of service. “However, in the rarest of rare cases, if approved by the competent authority, the personnel taken under the scheme can be discharged,” the army said.