Nearly one million candidates, together with over 82,000 girls, have registered for recruitment into the Indian Navy underneath the Agnipath mannequin for short-term induction of troopers into the three providers, folks accustomed to the matter stated on Wednesday.

The navy obtained 9,55,000 functions underneath the brand new mannequin throughout the registration interval (July 1-July 31), stated one of many officers cited above, asking to not be named. He stated the navy aspirants embrace 82,200 girls. These candidates will compete for 3,000 navy jobs. These recruited underneath the brand new mannequin shall be referred to as Agniveers.

Earlier, virtually 7,50,000 candidates registered themselves for recruitment into the Indian Air Drive underneath the identical recruitment scheme. These candidates may even compete for 3,000 jobs within the air power. The military’s registration course of remains to be on.

The navy is the one service recruiting girls within the personnel under officer rank (PBOR) cadre within the first section of the Agnipath recruitment. Among the girls sailors, who shall be inducted into the navy as Agniveers early subsequent yr, are prone to be deployed on India’s first indigenous plane provider Vikrant, the most important warship to be constructed within the nation and set to be commissioned into the navy later this month, as reported by HT.

The armed forces will recruit 46,000 Agnivers this yr together with 40,000 within the military. The navy and IAF are proud of the enthusiastic response to Agnipath, stated a second official.

India had on June 14 introduced the brand new scheme changing the legacy system of recruitment to decrease the age profile of the armed forces, guarantee a fitter army and create a technically expert warfare combating power able to assembly future challenges. It sparked widespread protests and compelled a concerted outreach by the federal government to scotch apprehensions in regards to the scheme.

Final month, three Opposition MPs walked out of a gathering of the protection standing committee assembly after their demand to debate the Agnipath recruitment mannequin was rejected, as reported by HT. Congress leaders KC Venugopal and Uttam Reddy and the Bahujan Samaj Occasion’s Danish Ali needed the Agnipath scheme to be mentioned on the grounds that it was an important difficulty earlier than the protection sector, however panel chairman Jual Oram harassed that Agnipath was not a topic on the annual agenda of the panel, and requested the Opposition lawmakers to lift it within the Home.

The Agnipath scheme seeks to recruit troopers for less than 4 years, with a provision to retain 25% of them within the common cadre for 15 years after one other spherical of screening.

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