Agniveer Airforce recruitment exam begins amid heightened security

This exam is conducted in many parts of the country including Delhi, Kanpur and Patna

Kanpur: The first-ever review for recruitment into the Indian Air Force through the new “Agnipath” recruitment program began Sunday morning across the country amid heightened police security.

This exam is held in many parts of the country including Delhi, Kanpur and Patna. This exam runs from July 24 to 31 nationwide.

In many UP cities, the exam is held for recruiting Agniveers into the Air Force.

In Kanpur, the police took strict security measures to conduct the Agniveer Airforce examination. Along with the deployment of police personnel, air force personnel have also been deployed to all examination centers.
All centers are also monitored by CCTV and drones.

A total of 11 centers have been assigned for the Agniveer exam, six of which are in Kanpur Outer. The exam takes place in three teams.

A total of 31,875 candidates are appearing for this exam at Kanpur today and in each shift, 625 students will attend.

Speaking to ANI, an Air Force aspirant said, “I came here from Meerut to take the Agniveer Airforce exam. We are very happy that after so many interruptions we can give the exam. We have prepared for our exam and we will give our best.”

Another student, who came for Pratapgarh said he came to sit for Agniveer exam today.

The Indian Air Force received a total of 7,49,899 applications under the Agniveer recruitment program. This exam for the Air Force will be held until July 31.

On June 14, the Union Cabinet approved a scheme to recruit young Indians to serve in the three services of the Armed Forces called Agnipath and the youths selected under this scheme will be known as Agniveers.

The Agnipath program allows young patriots and motivated to serve in the Armed Forces for a period of four years. The Agnipath program was designed to allow a young profile of the armed forces.

“Agnipath” is a pan-India merit-based recruitment program for enlisting soldiers, airmen and sailors. The program offers young people the opportunity to serve as part of the regular armed forces. All those who will be recruited under the “Agnipath” program will be called “Agniveers”.

Agniveers will be enrolled for a service term of 4 years, including the training period. After four years, only 25% of Agniveers will be retained or rehired into the regular framework based on merit, willingness and medical fitness.

The Agnipath program was set up to enhance India’s security. The “Agniveers” will receive a good salary package and an exit pension package after four years of service.

The first four years, served within the framework of a contract, are not likely to be taken into consideration for determining the definitive retirement benefits.

The remaining 75% of ‘Agniveers’ will be discharged, with an exit package or ‘Seva Nidhi’ of Rs 11-12 lakh, partly funded by their monthly dues, along with skills certificates and bank loans to help them in their second career.

Following the announcement of the program, protests took place in some states.

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