The Indian Army will conduct recruitment rallies in Uttar Pradesh from next month under the central government’s new scheme ‘Agnipath’, a spokesperson said on Thursday. “The recruitment rally in Bareilly will be held between August 19 and September 15. The rally will cover 12 nearby districts”, said Shantanu Pratap Singh PRO (Defence) Lucknow, in a press statement.
The recruitment rallies will also be held in Muzzafarnagar and Agra on September 20 and October 10 covering 13 districts of the merut area and 12 districts of the Agra area, respectively.
Meanwhile, In the region of Lucknow, the recruitment will be held between November 16 and December 6 covering 13 districts and covering 12 districts in Varanasi, the recruitment will be held between November 16 and December 10.
The Central government disclosed the Agnipath scheme on June 14. As soon as the scheme was launched it saw protests in various parts of the country and some of them went violent killing some people. After this, the government decided to increase the maximum age limit for the scheme and increased it to 23 years from 21 years old.
The eligible candidates who want to enrol in the ‘Agnipath scheme’ need to be within the eligible age limit of 17.5 years old to 23 years old for the year 2022.