On Saturday 4th June, top military brass in the country, including the three armed forces chiefs, briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the new ‘Agnipath’ recruitment scheme.
Meanwhile, the Union Cabinet is expected to approve a recruitment strategy for soldiers to be inducted into three defense services in the coming week.
Moreover, the defense forces have already begun planning for Agnipath’s scheme.
The top military brass, including the three defense forces’ heads and Department of Military Affairs officials, briefed the prime minister ahead of time, according to news agencies citing government sources.
According to the report, the Department of Military Affairs, directed by Additional Secretary Lieutenant General Anil Puri, planned and prepared the Agnipath recruitment strategy.
The recruited youth, known as ‘Agniveers,’ will undergo a six-month training program, according to the plan.
According to the sources, roughly 20-25 percent of Agniveers will be given extended tenures after the initial training, while the rest would be dismissed with a severance payout worth around Rs 10-12 lakh.
Agnipath Recruitment process might begin in 3-4 months
However, they indicated that if everything goes according to plan, the recruiting process for the first group of Agniveers might begin in the next three to four months.
The defense forces will also be able to hire specialists for specialized duties who will perform the desired duty under this program.
The defense forces will also be able to hire specialists for specialized duties who will fulfill the required function under this plan.
According to the report, a number of companies have expressed interest in hiring and using the services of ‘Agniveers,’ citing the benefits of bringing in military-trained and disciplined personnel.
During the COVID-19 epidemic, the Agnipath recruitment process for personnel in the armed forces was halted.