Agnipath Scheme: Govt announces Post-retirement Benefits and Job Opportunities For Agniveers

Post-retirement Benefits and Job Opportunities For Agniveers: The Central government announced a large number of post-retirement employment opportunities for ‘Agniveers’ including a high priority for recruitment to the central armed police forces (CAPF) and Assam Rifles. Let’s have a look at the post retirement benefits that will be offered to agniveers after they complete 4 years of service. Click here to Join whatsapp/ telegram study group 

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What is Agnipath scheme?

Under the Agnipath scheme, around 46,000 soldiers will be recruited this year between the ages of 17 and a half years and 21 years into the Army, Navy, and the Air Force. The recruitments will begin within the next 90 days and the first batch will be ready by July 2023. Candidates those who will get selected for the Agnipath scheme will be known as Agniveers. The selection will be made through an online centralised system.

Post-retirement Benefits and Job Opportunities For Agniveers: Degree

The Ministry of Education (MoE) also decided to launch a special three-year skill-based bachelor’s degree program for them. ‘Under the program, 50 percent of the credits required for a graduate degree will come from skill training – both technical and non-technical, received by the Agniveers.

The remaining 50 percent credits will come from a basket of courses that cover a variety of subjects like languages, Economics, History, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, Mathematics, Education, Commerce, Tourism, Vocational Studies, Agriculture, ‘Jyotish’ and ability enhancement courses on Environmental Studies and English Communication Skills.

Preference in Jobs

Additionally, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said soldiers recruited under the ‘Agnipath’ scheme will be given preference in state police recruitment. Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar also assured soldiers who will be relieved after four years of service will be given priority for government jobs. In addition to a good salary package, he also promised added benefits, allowances, and insurance.

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