Indian Air Force releases details about Agnipath recruitment

On Sunday, the Indian Air Force released the details of the Agnipath recruitment system the process of which will begin on June 24 – amid the ongoing protest against the scheme which will recruit youngsters into the military for a period of four years. The defence ministry has already made an announcement of a 10% reservation for Agniveers while they will have the same quota in CAPF and the Assam Rifles under the Union home ministry. The announcements have been made to assuage the protesters.


The IAF document lists the eligibility, educational qualification, medical standards, assessment, leave, remuneration, life insurance cover etc among many other factors.


The IAF has said in its detailed Agnipath recruitment scheme that 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.