All About Agnipath Scheme in Indian Army
This scheme entails a recruitment process for individuals with ranks below that of officers
The scheme aim is to deploy fitter, younger troops on the front line
The employed youth will be called Agniveers
Agniveers will be on four-year contract
Men and women between the ages of 17.5 and 21 will be recruited for the armed forces under this scheme.
After four years, Agniveers will be able to apply voluntarily for the regular cadre.
Based on merit, organisation requirement, up to 25 percent shall be selected from that batch
The first year salary package is Rs 4.76 lakh, with an increase to Rs 6.92 lakh in the fourth year
There is also a Rs 48 lakh non-contributory insurance cover.