NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Pressure (IAF) has acquired 94,281 purposes below the Agnipath recruitment scheme inside 4 days of the registration course of getting underway on Friday. After the scheme was unveiled on June 14, violent protests towards it rocked a number of states for almost every week and a number of other opposition events have been demanding its rollback.
“A complete of 94,281 Agniveer Vayu aspirants have registered until 10:30 am (Monday). Registration closes on July 5,” Defence Ministry Spokesperson A Bharat Bhushan Babu mentioned on Twitter.
Until Sunday, the IAF had acquired 56,960 purposes below the scheme.
Below the scheme, the federal government had mentioned youths between the ages of 17-and-a-half and 21 years could be inducted for a four-year tenure, whereas 25 per cent of them will likely be subsequently inducted for normal service.
The federal government had on June 16 elevated the higher age restrict for recruitment below the scheme to 23 years from 21 for the 12 months 2022, and subsequently introduced a slew of placatory steps like a choice for Agniveers in central paramilitary forces and defence public sector undertakings upon their retirement.
Many BJP-ruled states additionally declared the ‘Agniveers’ — because the troopers inducted below the Agnipath scheme will likely be identified — will likely be accorded precedence in induction into state police forces.
The armed forces have, nonetheless, made it clear those that had indulged in violent protests and arson towards the brand new recruitment scheme is not going to be inducted.