Ramakanta Biswas

Amid raging protests over the Centre's armed force recruitment scheme 'Agnipath', the Indian Army on Monday issued a formal notification for the recruitment rally for Agniveers.

As per the official notification, the registration for the recruitment rally will open from July 2022 onwards. 

"Registration will be opened from July 2022 onwards by respective AROs for Agniveer general duty, Agniveer technical, Agniveer technical (aviation/ammunition examiner), Agniveer clerk/ store keeper technical, Agniveer tradesman 10th pass and Agniveer tradesman 8th pass," read the notice.


(a) Agniveers will be liable to be assigned any duty in organisational interest, as decided from time to time.
(b) Agniveers can be posted to any regiment/ unit and can be further transferred to other regiments/ units in organisational interest.

Leave: Grant of leave will be subject to exigencies of service. The following leave may be applicable for Agniveers during their engagement period:-
(a) Annual Leave. Upto 30 days per year.
(c) Sick Leave. Based on medical advice.

Pay, Allowances & Allied Benefits.
(a) Agniveer Package.
(i) The pay & emoluments of Agniveers will be as given below:-
(aa) Year 1. Customised Package - Rs 30,000/- (plus applicable allowances.)
(ab) Year 2. Customised Package - Rs 33,000/- (plus applicable allowances.)
(ac) Year 3. Customised Package - Rs 36,500/- (plus applicable allowances.)
(ad) Year 4. Customised Package - Rs 40,000/- (plus applicable allowances.)

(ii) From the above package, 30% will be compulsorily deposited every month in a corpus which will be matched by the GOI. Balance amount less the
corpus contribution will be the in-hand component.

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