The Indian Air Force (IAF) has received 56,960 applications under the ‘Agnipath’ recruitment program as of Sunday, within three days of the registration process kicking off on Friday, a week after several states staged violent protests against the air force.
“56960! That’s the total number of applications received to date from prospective ‘Agniveer’ in response to ‘Agnipath”s application process at https://agnipathvayu.cdac.in. Applications close on July 5,” the statement said. IAF on Twitter. on Sunday.
Registration closes on 5 July 2022.
Details about the process available on the website. pic.twitter.com/fkq4HQ3cbx
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) June 26, 2022
When unveiling the ‘Agnipath’ scheme on June 14, the government had said that young people between the ages of 17 and a half and 21 would be inducted for a four-year term, while 25 percent of them would then be inducted for regular employ.
Several parts of the country had witnessed violent protests against the settlement.
The government on June 16 raised the age limit for hiring under the scheme from 21 to 23 by 2022, then announced a slew of conciliatory measures, such as preferring them to central paramilitary forces and defense companies in the public sector after retirement .
Many BJP-ruled states also stated that the ‘Agniveers’, as the soldiers will be called, will be given priority in their introduction to the state police.
However, the armed forces have made it clear that those who have indulged in violent protests and arson attacks against the new recruiting scheme will not be admitted.
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