Agneepath Scheme: All you need to know about Agnipath Scheme; What will Agniveers do after 4 years? | India News

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NEW DELHI: Violent protests against the Centre’s radical new Agnipath scheme to recruit soldiers only for four years in armed forces continued in different parts of the country on Friday.
Amid the escalating protests, the government late on Thursday night announced the upper age limit for candidates will now be increased to 23 from 21 as a one-time waiver.

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The government also stressed the intake in the armed forces in the coming years will be around triple the current recruitment, with several avenues also being opened for those being demobilised after the four-year tenures.

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The government also stressed the intake in the armed forces in the coming years will be around triple the current recruitment, with several avenues also being opened for those being demobilised after the four-year tenures.

In a document issued on Thursday, the government offered a detailed explanation on what an Agniveer can do after four years. In every batch, 25% of Agniveers will get selected to the permanent cadre in the armed forces.

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The rest 75% of Agniveers will have several opportunities to chart their own career path.
Financial package
Every demobilised Agniveer will get a financial package of about Rs 12 lakh and a head start in life.

For those wishing to work:
They will be given priority in recruitment of Central Armed Forces and Assam Rifles.
Many BJP-ruled states like UP and MP have said that Agniveers will be given priority in recruitment of state police force.

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Moreover, major companies and sectors (IT, security, engineering) have announced they will prefer hiring skilled and disciplined Agniveers, government said.

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For those wishing to be entrepreneurs:
They will get priority under bank loan schemes.
For those wishing to study further
Class 12 equivalent certificate and Bridging Course (of choice) for further studies.

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