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10,000 Women Enrolled For Agnipath’s Scheme: Govt

The Indian Navy started its registration on 1 July for Agnipath Scheme and within days of its opening, 10,000 female candidates had enrolled for it. After the registration process, the online application will commence from 15 July to 30 July

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The Indian Navy started its registration on 1 July for Agnipath Scheme and within days of its opening, 10,000 female candidates had enrolled for it. After the registration process, the online application will commence from 15 July to 30 July.

It’s the first time that women are allowed to register and will be recruited as sailors in the force and will be posted to warships as per the operational requirements. Yet, the government has not declared a final number of women who will be recruited among 3000 naval Agniveers.

The  government officials told ANI agency that till Sunday, 10000 women have registered for the same.

The Navy is set to open its doors for the basic training establishment at INS Chilka for sailors of the Indian Navy on 21 November. Female candidates will also go through training. 

The Navy officials stated that the recently implemented scheme is non-biased and gender neutral. Currently, 30 women are deployed on board frontline warships. This time, the decision has come to recruit women sailors who will go to sea.

Women have been enlisted in the 14-lakh military forces since the 1990s, but only at officer posts. The situation changed in 2019–20 when the Indian Army began recruiting. At present, 100 women jawans are in the Corps of Military Police.

The Agnipath scheme was announced by Union Minsiter Rajnath Singh on 14 June, 2022, and was assembled by three service chiefs. The scheme called for the recruitment of youths who are between the age of 17 to 21 into the armed services, with a provision to retain 25 per cent of them for the next 15 years. Later, the upper age was raised to 23 years of age for recruitment. 

The youth who will be selected under this scheme will be known as ‘Agniveers’.

The government has a target of recruiting 46,000 Agniveers in 2022. The statement stated that the future challenges will be faced by the younger, fitter and diverse profile youths. 


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