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Indian Navy: Around 20% of naval 'Agniveers' will be women in 2022

by Rishika Choudhury

Date & Time: Jul 06, 2022 9:00 PM

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According to Navy officials on July 5, approximately 20% of the 'Agniveers' to be inducted by the Indian Navy this year will be women. The Navy intends to hire approximately 3,000 personnel this year through the 'Agnipath' recruitment scheme, and the registration process for those interested began on July 1.
Indian navy will recruit women sailors for the first time in 2022 under the Agnipath Scheme. "20% of the naval Agniveers will be women subject to their meeting required criteria," said a senior Navy official.

Age requirement for Agnipath scheme

The Agnipath scheme, announced on June 14, seeks to recruit youths between the age brackets of 17 and half years to 21 for only four years with a provision to retain 25 per cent of them for 15 more years. For 2022, upper age limit for recruitments via Agnipath Scheme has been extended to 23 years.
Under the Agnipath scheme, Total of 46,000 soldiers will be recruited in 2022 and the number is going to increase in the coming years.

Date of application

The Navy has already announced that the application window will be open from July 15 to July 30, with examinations and physical fitness tests taking place in mid-October. It said the first batch of recruits will join the training programme at INS Chilka in Odisha by November 21.
There were violent protests for days in many parts of the country after the new military recruitment model was unveiled. The Supreme Court is likely to hear next week the pleas challenging the 'Agnipath' scheme.

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