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Details on the Agniveer recruitment program

IAF Agniveers will wear a distinctive insignia on their uniform during the period of engagement.

Agniveers will be entitled to honours and awards.

The IAF will maintain a centralised high-quality online database of Agniveers. Skills attained by teh Agniveers will be recorded and assessed.

IAF Agniveers will get 30 leaves per year and other sick leaves based on medical advice.

Agniveers will not be released at their own request before the completion of four years, except in exceptional cases, with the approval of the competent authority.

Individuals enrolled under this scheme will be paid an Agniveer package of ₹30,000 per month with a fixed yearly increment. Apart from this, risk and hardship, dress and travel allowance will be paid.

A dedicated Agniveer Corpus Fund will be created which will not lapse. Each Agniveer will contribute 30% of this income to this fund. The government will provide an interest rate equivalent to the Public Provident Fund.

After four years, Agniveers will be eligible to receive the Seva Nidhi package which will be the accumulated amount of their monthly contribution to the corpus fund plus the government’s contribution with interest. This will be exempt from income tax.

If Agniveets exit the service before their engagement period at their own request, they will only receive the Seva Nidhi package consisting of their own contribution.

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Agniveers will be provided with a life insurance cover of ₹48 lakhs for the duration of their engagement as Agniveers in the IAF.

Since the recruitment process is also open to those below 18 years, the enrolment form will need to be signed by the parents of the minors, the IAF document said. or others, the document needs to be signed by the Agniveers formally accepting all terms and conditions of the scheme.

“Post the period of four years, each Agniveer will go back to the society, based on organisational requirements and policies promulgated by the IAF,” the document said explaining the benefits the government will provide the 75% who will not be retained.

Agniveers will not have the right to be selected for further enrolment into the Armed Forces. Selection will be the exclusive jurisdiction of the government,” the document said.

The IAF said apart from the age limit (17.5 years to 23 years this year and 17.5 years to 21 years from the next), the educational qualifications, physical, and medical standards required will be detailed later.

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