Dehradun : Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami expressed his gratitude to Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh for opening the gates of Indian Army to the youth through ‘Agneepath Yojana’. He said that along with strengthening India’s military strength through ‘Agneepath Yojana’, the skill and commitment of the youth will also improve significantly.
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami while interacting with the media at the BJP State Office on Balveer Road on Tuesday said that in the last few years, many major reforms have been seen regarding the Indian defense system. The decision taken to implement the Agneepath scheme will enable the youth of the country to serve in the army for four years. With this scheme, Agniveers will be prepared, the youth of the country will be able to join the Armed Forces. They will be trained with new technology and the country will get a high skill arm force.
The Chief Minister said that this historic decision has been taken with a view to make the Indian Army the best army in the world. The youth will be recruited in the army for four years, during which the Agniveers will get a good salary. After four years of army service, youth will be given other opportunities for future. Service fund package will be available after four years of service.
The Chief Minister said that under this scheme, the jawans who would leave after four years, the Uttarakhand government would give priority to such firefighters in the recruitment of police. 17 years 06 months to 21 years youth, 10/12th students will be able to apply. If any Agniveer dies during the service of the country, then his family members will get an amount of more than Rs 1 crore along with interest under the service fund, besides the salary of the remaining job will also be given.
On the other hand, if Agniveer becomes disabled, then he will be given an amount of up to Rs 44 lakh, apart from the salary of the remaining job. The Chief Minister said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always worked to boost the morale of the soldiers of the country. Granted approvals to many pending demands of soldiers. Today India has rapidly moved towards self-reliance in the field of defence.