IAF gets 7.5 lakh applications for 3,000 Agniveer positions and requests to extend deadline
IAFrecruitment drive under the Agnipath scheme received a tremendous response with 7.5 lakh applications from army aspirants.
- The online application window for the recruitment under this scheme is closed now.
- However, many army aspirants want the defence ministry to extend the application deadline.
This year, it received 7,49,899 applications, as compared to 6,31,528 received in the last drive, IAF said in a tweet.
The online registration process conducted by #IAF towards #AgnipathRecruitmentScheme has been completed.Compared… https://t.co/My3hY520S2— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) 1657034683000
IAF also said that the online application window for the scheme is finally closed, and has received a tremendous response from aspirants.
The recruitment process in the Indian Air Force under the Agnipath scheme closed on July 5.
Army aspirants are also asking IAF and the defence ministry to extend the application deadline. It is to be noted that the various districts in Rajasthan including Udaipur were under internet shutdown for at least 4-5 days due to murder of a Hindu tailor in Udaipur.
@IAF_MCC @PMOIndia @mygovindia @DefenceMinIndia @SpokespersonMoD @adgpi @IndiannavyMedia @PBNS_India @MIB_India… https://t.co/NpSgDovfMa— Mool SinGh Marwar (@Singh1999I) 1657041824000
A lot of former employees and aspirants alike had been up in arms against the scheme which restricts their employment in the forces to four years – without pension and job security.
Protests against this scheme raged across the country especially in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Telangana. Apart from army aspirants, the protests received support from farmer organizations, civil society organizations and trade unions. However, they died after a week, as applications were invited by the forces.
In fact, it had received more than 90,000 applications in just four days of the opening of the online application window. The IAF will recruit 3,000 Agniveers this year and their training is slated to begin from December 30, after exams and medical tests which will be held in two phases.
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