Government extends upper age limit for Agnipath recruitment scheme from 21 to 23 years

The Central government has extended the upper age limit for the Agnipath recruitment scheme from 21 years to 23 years.

The age waiver will be given only “one time” for the proposed recruitment cycle for 2022, informed the Defence Ministry yesterday. The decision has been taken as no recruitment had taken place in the last two years.
Government has said that agniveers will be given priority in the recruitment of Central Armed Police Forces and State Police.

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the Agnipath recruitment scheme which provides an opportunity for Indian youth to serve in the regular cadre of the Armed Forces for a period of four years.

Under the scheme, over forty six thousand youth will be recruited this year. The Agnipath Scheme has been designed to enable a youthful profile of the Armed Forces.