IAF releases details on Agnipath recruitment: Eligibility, remuneration, training, benefits; Check Full Details


oi-Prakash KL


Updated: Sunday, June 19, 2022, 11:32 [IST]

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New Delhi, Jun 19: Amid the ongoing protest against the ‘Agnipath’ recruitment scheme, the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Sunday came out with a detailed brief on the latest scheme.

Amid protests, IAF releases details on Agnipath scheme

The document explains various aspects of ‘Agnipath’ scheme, including eligibility, educational qualification, leave, remuneration, and life insurance cover, among many other factors.

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1. Agnipath is a new HR Management scheme for Armed Forces. Candidates inducted through this scheme will be called Agniveers. These Agnivers once enrolled into the Indian Air Force, will be governed under the Air Force Act 1950, for a period of four years. Endeavor will be made to enroll candidates as Agniveers from all parts of the nation, utilizing contemporary technology (online STAR exam and associated testing methods), specialized rallies and campus interviews at recognized technical institutes such as Industrial Training Institutes, NSQF etc. Agniveers would form a distinct rank in the IAF, different from any other existing rank.

2. As part of the enrolment process, each ‘Agniveer’ will be required to formally accept all terms and conditions of the Agnipath scheme. For personnel below the age of 18 years, the enrolment form will need to be signed by the parents/guardians, in accordance with extant provisions.

3. Post the period of four years, all Agniveers will go back to society. However, based on organizational requirements and policies promulgated by the IAF, Agniveers who have exited will be offered an opportunity to apply for enrollment in the IAF in the regular cadre. The skills gained by each Agniever will be captured in a certificate to form part of his resume. These applications will be considered by a centralized board in a transparent manner and not more than 25% of the strength of the specific batch of original Agniveers will be enrolled in the IAF based on performance during their four-year engagement period as Agnivers.

4. Agniveers will not have any right to be selected for further enrollment into the Armed Forces. Selection will be the exclusive jurisdiction of the Government. The enrolment as airmen into the regular cadre of Indian Air Force except for Medical tradesmen, will be available only to those personnel who have completed their engagement period as Agniveers.

5. Eligibility. ‘All India’ All Classes’.

6. Age Limit, Educational Qualification, Physical Standards. Eligible age will be in a range from 17.5 years to 21 years. Other educational qualifications and physical standards would be issued by the Indian Air Force.

7. Medical Standards. Agniveers will have to meet the medical eligibility conditions laid down for enrolment in the IAF as applicable to respective categories/trades. No permanent Low Medical Category Agnifer will be eligible for continuation of his engagement after being placed on the Medical Category.

8. Employability. Agnives enrolled under this entry are liable to be assigned any duty in organizational interest, at the discretion of the IAF.

9. Uniform. To encourage and recognize the dynamism of youth, a distinctive insignia will be worn by Agnivers on their uniform during their engagement period.

10. Honors and Awards. Agniveers will be entitled to honors and awards, as per extant guidelines governing the subject for the IAF.

11. Training. On being enrolled, individuals will be imparted military training based on organizational requirements.

12. Assessment. IAF will endeavor to maintain a centralized high-quality online database of Agniveers’ and will follow a transparent common assessment methodology. An objective assessment system to ensure fair and impartial assessment will be introduced.

Skills attained by Agniveers will be systematically recorded. Broad guidelines will be framed before the appointment of the first batch of Agniveers and the same along with any subsequent changes would be circulated.

13. Leave. Grant of leave will be subject to exigencies of the organization. The following leave may be applicable for Agniveers during their engagement period:-
Annual Leave. 30 days per year. Sick Leave. Based on medical advice.

14. Medical and CSD Facilities. For the duration of their engagement period in IAF, Agnivers will be entitled for medical facility at Service Hospitals as well as CSD provisions.

15th. Release At Own Request. Release at own request prior to completion of the engagement period will not be permissible for Agniveers except in exceptional cases, with approval of the Competent Authority.

16. Pay, Allowances and Allied Benefits. Individuals enrolled under this Scheme will be paid an Agniveer package of Rs. 30,000/- per month with a fixed yearly increment. In addition, Risk and Hardship, Dress and Travel allowances will be paid.

17. Agniveer Corpus Fund. A non-lapsable dedicated ‘Agniveer Corpus Fund’ will be created in the interest bearing section of the Public Account head. The fund will be administered and maintained under the aegis of the Ministry of Defense (MoD)/DMA. Each Agniever is to contribute 30% of his monthly income to Agniveer Corpus Fund’. The Government will provide interest rate equivalent to the Public Provident Fund on the amount accumulated in the fund.

18. On completion of the engagement period of four years, Agniveers will be eligible to receive the ‘Seva Nidhi’ package, which shall comprise their contribution (into the Agniveer Corpus Fund) and matching contribution from the Government and interest on the accumulated amount. In case of individuals who are selected for enrolment into the IAF as a regular cadre, the ‘Seva Nidhi’ package to be paid to them will comprise only of their contribution including accrued interest thereon. The ‘Seva Nidhi’ will be exempt from Income Tax.

19. In case of Agniveers exiting before the end of their engagement period in their own request, the ‘Seva Nidhi package to be paid to them will comprise only their interest contribution including accrued thereon.

20. Remuneration Package. Details of monthly remuneration, Agniveer Corpus fund and one-time Seva Nidhi package are indicated below:-


Package (Monthly)



to Agniveers Corpus Fund


by Gol

Figures in Rs. (Monthly Contribution)

5th Year





2nd Year





3r° Year





4u‘ Year





Figures in Rs. (Monthly Contribution)

Total Contribution in Agnivers
Corpus Fund after four years

Rs. 5.02 lakh

Rs. 5.02 lakh

Exit after 4 year

Rs. 10.04 Lakhs as Seva Nidhi Package
(absolute amount excluding interest)

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