Agnipath Recruitment Rally for Kashmiri aspirants from Sep 17; registration to begin today
STATE TIMES NEWS
SRINAGAR: The Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole on Tuesday held a brief meeting with Director Recruiting, Army Recruiting Officer, Col G Suresh to discuss the recruitment rally as per newly announced AGNIPATH in Kashmir and other related issues.
IAF receives 7.5 lakh applications under Agnipath scheme; closes registration
New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Tuesday said it has received 7.5 lakh applications under the “Agnipath” recruitment scheme.
The registration process under the scheme began on June 24 and ended on Tuesday.
After the scheme was unveiled on June 14, violent protests against it rocked several states for nearly a week and various opposition parties demanded its rollback.
“The online registration process conducted by IAF towards Agnipath Recruitment Scheme has been completed,” the IAF said on Twitter. “Compared to 6,31,528 applications in the past, which was the highest in any recruitment cycle, this time 7,49,899 applications have been received,” it added. Under the Agnipath scheme, those aged between 17-and-a-half and 21 years would be inducted into the armed forces for a four-year tenure and 25 per cent of them will be inducted for regular service subsequently.
The government had, on June 16, increased the upper-age limit for recruitment under the scheme to 23 years from 21 for the year 2022 and subsequently, announced a slew of placatory steps such as a preference for “Agniveers” in central paramilitary forces and defence public sector undertakings on their retirement.
Many BJP-ruled states also declared that “Agniveers” — soldiers inducted into the armed forces under the Agnipath scheme — will be accorded priority for recruitment in the state police forces.
The armed forces have said those who have indulged in violent protests and arson against the new recruitment scheme will not be inducted.
The Col G Suresh informed that notification for conduct of recruitment rally for candidates of ten districts of UT of J&K including Srinagar, Budagm, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Baramulla, Kupwara, Anantnag, Shopian, Kulgam and Pulwama shall be held from September 17 to September 31, at Haiderbeigh Pattan.
He further informed that the notice has been been uploaded on Army website today. He added the registration for aspirants will be open with effect from July 05, 2022 to August 03, 2022 on www.joinindianarmy.nic.in.
Meanwhile, Div Com appealed to the youth of valley to avail this golden opportunity to get enrolled into Indian Army as Agniveers.
He asked all the Deputy Commissioners to paste the recruitment notice on notice boards in DC offices for the information of general public.
For further details, aspirants can contact at [email protected] or 0194-2311282 or 0194-2310164.