The Indian armed forces is not going to compromise with the standard of cadets whereas recruiting younger ‘Agniveers’ underneath the newly launched Agnipath scheme for 4 years, Air Marshal Manavendra Singh mentioned on Wednesday.
The Centre on Tuesday rolled out the Agnipath scheme providing four-year navy coaching to youth from the ages 17.5 years to 21 years.
After finishing the coaching, the cadets could depart the service and make their very own transfer or if they need they’ll apply for normal enrolment within the navy companies, the Centre mentioned whereas launching the scheme.
”I wish to reassure you that it (Agnipath scheme) will work. The standard (of recruited cadets underneath Agnipath scheme) is not going to be compromised,” Air Marshal Singh, who’s the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Headquarters Coaching Command, Indian Air Power, instructed reporters right here.
He was replying to a question on the defence veterans criticising the Agnipath scheme.
The Air Marshal mentioned within the fast-changing world there can’t be only one approach of doing issues and demand upon doing issues that they’d been doing for the previous 100 or 200 years.
”There isn’t a cause to imagine that there is not only one approach of doing issues. Let’s give it (Agnipath scheme) a attempt. And I’ve actually robust perception that it’ll succeed very properly. It is going to be very properly acquired by the youth of this nation and we’ll profit from it,” Air Marshal Singh mentioned.
He mentioned in a democratic nation, everyone seems to be free to voice their opinion. However as an skilled of the topic, the IAF officer mentioned the defence institution can practice folks for all types of specialisations.
To a question on reservation or desire in authorities jobs as soon as the ‘Agniveers’ are out of service, Air Marshal Singh mentioned they are going to be given desire in Central Armed Police Forces like CISF and Assam Rifles as soon as their time period is over.
Additional, the Agniveer cadets will likely be given a level by the Indira Gandhi Nationwide Open College after finishing 4 years of service, the Air Marshal mentioned.
In keeping with him, the notification for the recruitment of Agniveer will likely be out shortly and it’ll take about 90 days for the choice course of. There will likely be an all-India stage examination, whose particulars will likely be obtainable on-line, he added.
”There will likely be a complete of 250 centres throughout India. We’re doing it in collaboration with (Centre for Growth of Superior Computing) C-DAC. They have been our expertise companions for the final couple of years,” Air Marshal Singh mentioned.
Stating that the examination will likely be carried out on a tried and examined system, he mentioned the examination course of works with none worry or favour, the place there will likely be no scope for any intervention.
”It is completely a clear and truthful system the place all people has an equal alternative to make his mark and get chosen,” the IAF officer defined.