Indian Army set to start recruitment rallies under Agnipath Scheme from next month

Indian Army is set to start recruitment rallies for soldiers under Agnipath scheme from next month. As per a zone-wise schedule released by the Army, the rallies will begin from August 12 and go on till December across the country, covering all districts. This will also include rallies to recruit women Agniveers. The army will recruit women Agniveers only in the Corps of Military Police (CMP). The plans are to induct 1,700 women into the CMP in a phased manner.

While announcing the Agnipath scheme last month, the government had said that 46,000 soldiers will be recruited under the scheme this year. Out of these, 40,000 vacancies will be for the Army and 3,000 for the IAF and Navy each. The vacancies for Agniveers will grow over the next few years.