Be an Agniveer! Join Indian Army's temporary service as govt gives nod

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New Delhi: The Indian Army intends to invite youths to join it for a very short-term career. A three-year temporary army service could be possible if the central government approves the proposed 'Agneepath Pravesh Yojana’.

The Indian army will soon submit the details of the project to the central government. This project would be helpful in reducing the burden of salaries and pension to retiring soldiers.

The soldiers recruired as per the Agneepath Pravesh Yojana or Agneepath Entry Scheme would be known as ‘Agniveer’ during the period of service.

The recruits under the new scheme can move on to other jobs when their tenure gets over. The army would retain those who show incredible skills during their service.

The government might enter into agreement with corporate companies to provide employment for the youngsters who have been serving in the army. The companies would be eager to appoint these young men who have learned discipline during their service.

The massive recruitments to India Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force have been stalled since 2020 with the COVID-19 outbreak.

Currently, there are around 1.25 lakh vacancies in all the three defence forces.

A 10-year military service called Short Service Commission (SSC) lets Indian youth join the armed forces as a Commissioned Officer. Upon completion of 10 years the service can be extended by four more years.   

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