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Indian Army issues recruitment notification for Agniveers

The Indian Army said the release of an Agniveer at their own request prior to completion of terms of engagement is not permitted.

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New Delhi: Indian Army on Monday issued a notification for the recruitment of Agniveers on its website detailing salient aspects, terms, and conditions of service for individuals enrolled through the Agnipath scheme.

As per the notification, the registration for recruitment will be opened in July for Agniveer General Duty, Technical (Aviation/Ammunition Examiner), Clerk, Store Keeper Technical and Tradesman, etc.

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The Indian Navy and Indian Air Force will issue similar recruitment notifications for Agniveers respectively on Tuesday and Friday.

In a detailed note issued on Sunday, the Army said Agniveers will be barred from disclosing classified information gained during the four-year service period to any unauthorized person or source under the Official Secrets Act, 1923.

The Indian Army said the release of an Agniveer at their own request prior to completion of terms of engagement is not permitted. However, in most exceptional cases, personnel enrolled under this scheme may be released, if sanctioned by the competent authority, it said.

Meanwhile, the protests against the Agnipath scheme continued on Monday with most north Indian states tightening security in view of the Bharat Bandh call given by different outfits and aspirants.

The senior military leadership on Sunday warned that those taking part in the protests, arson, and vandalism will not be inducted into the forces.

The Union cabinet in June 14 approved the new recruitment scheme for Indian youth in the armed forces.

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