Centre announces AGNIPATH Scheme
- The Centre today cleared the AGNIPATH Scheme for recruitment of youth in the Armed Forces.
- Briefing media in New Delhi with three Serivce Chiefs, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, the youth selected under this scheme will be known as Agniveers.
- The Agniveers will be getting attractive monthly packages with Risk and Hardship allowances as applicable in the three services.
- Mr Singh said Agniveers will also be paid a one-time Seva Nidhi package upon completion of an engagement period of four years.