Agneepath Scheme 2022 in Details

Priya Shah
5 min readJun 17, 2022

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.

  • What is Agneepath Scheme?

Agneepath Scheme is a step that promises radical changes in recruitment for the Indian Armed Forces, the Agneepath scheme would add 46,000 soldiers to the Indian Army, Indian Navy and India Air Force. The Agnipath recruitment scheme is a transformative initiative that will provide a youthful profile to the armed forces. 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. 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 -Overview

Agneepath Scheme has been approved for recruiting 46,000 soldiers in the Indian Army, Indian Navy and India Air Force. A brief about the Agneepath Yojana has been tabulated below. The complete details will be released shortly.

  • 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 Indian Army. The recruitment of women under Agneepath scheme will depend on the needs of the respective services.

  • Agneepath Scheme 2022- Purpose

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 Army, Navy, and Air Force a young image. This scheme entails 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. After four years of service, 25% of the Agniveers will be retained in the regular cadre based on merit, willingness and medical fitness. They will then serve for a full term of another 15 years. While the other 75% of Agniveers will be demobilised, with an exit or “Seva Nidhi ‘’ package of Rs 11–12 lakh,

  • Agneepath Yojna- How to Apply?

The vacancies and joining process will be made available on the armed forces’ respective websites, joinindianarmy.nic.in, joinindiannavy.gov.in, and careerindianairforce.cdac.in. The scheme was announced on 14th June 2022 and the opening of applications is likely to start shortly. The first Agnipath entry rally Bharti is expected to be started in September/October 2022.

  • Agneepath Scheme Indian Army Education Qualification

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

  • Agneepath Scheme Indian Army Age Limit

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.

  • Agneepath Yojna Salary

Agniveers will be given an attractive customised monthly package along with Risk and Hardship allowances as applicable in the three services. On completion of their engagement period of 4 years, Agniveers will be paid one time ‘Seva Nidhi’ package of Rs 11.71 Lakh which shall comprise their contribution including accrued interest thereon and matching contribution from the Government equal to the accumulated amount of their contribution including interest as indicated below. 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.

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