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The Passing Out Parade (POP) of the third batch of Agniveers was held at INS Chilka, Odisha.

Background – Agnipath Scheme

Agniveers are a special group within the Indian Armed Forces, created under the Agnipath recruitment scheme.

About Agnipath Scheme

  • The Agnipath Scheme is a short-service manpower model introduced by the Indian government for recruiting soldiers across the Army, Navy, and Air Force.
  • It is a transformative initiative under the Ministry of Defence.

Objective and Eligibility – Agnipath Scheme

  • The scheme aims to provide an opportunity for patriotic and motivated youth to serve in the Armed Forces.
  • It applies to personnel below officer ranks, excluding commissioned officers.

Recruitment and Duration

  • Around 45,000 to 50,000 soldiers (referred to as “Agniveers”) are recruited annually under this scheme.
  • These recruits serve on a short-term contract of four years.
  • After the initial four years, only 25% of the batch will continue for an additional 15 years under permanent commission.

Benefits for Agniveers

  • Upon completing the four-year service, Agniveers receive a one-time “Seva Nidhi” package of Rs 11.71 lakhs, including accrued interest.
  • They also enjoy a life insurance cover of Rs 48 lakhs during the service period.
  • In case of death, the payout exceeds Rs 1 crore, including pay for the unserved tenure.
  • The government assists in rehabilitating soldiers who leave the services after four years by providing skill certificates and bridge courses.

Challenges and Concerns

  • Job Prospects: Agniveers may find it challenging to secure other jobs after their four-year service.
  • No Pension Benefit: Unlike regular servicemen, Agniveers do not receive pension benefits.

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