What is Agneepath Scheme 2022?

As announced, 'Agneepath' or 'Agneeveer' scheme is a process for recruiting soldiers in the Army, Navy and Air force, to be hired for a term of four years on contract.

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What is Agneepath scheme eligibility?

Enrollment will be on a 'All India All Class' basis, with eligible ages ranging from 17.5 to 21 years old.

Agniveers will meet the medical requirements for enlistment in the armed forces as they apply to their particular categories/trades.

Can girls join Agneepath scheme?

Yes, girls under the given age limit are open for the agnipath entry, while there is no such reservation for women under this scheme.

Why are people protesting Agnipath scheme?

New Delhi: Massive protests erupted in Bihar and Rajasthan against the Agnipath recruitment scheme as protesters raised concerns over job security and pension.

Violent protests took place in Bihar's Chhapra, Jehanabad, Munger, and Nawada.

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The protesters laid a virtual seize on bus stands and roads, crippling traffic on the Gurugram-Jaipur highway, and held a protest at Bilaspur Chowk.

Protests began in some districts of Uttar Pradesh against the 'Agnipath Scheme'.