Pune: The very first army recruitment rally under the scheme of Agnipath launched by the central government recently will be held from August 23 to September 11 in Ahmednagar district, an official said on Saturday. The recruitment rally for Agniveer will be conducted for Agniveer General Duty, Agniveer Technical, Agniveer Clerk or Store Keeper Technical, and Agniveer Tradesman categories and will be open for candidates from Pune, Beed, Ahmednagar, Latur, Osmanabad and Solapur districts.
The rally is going to be conducted in Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rathuri from August 23 to September 11, a defence official said. Eligible candidates are urged to register and apply online, admit cards will be sent on their e-mail ID, he said. “Candidates enrolled in the recruitment rally will be governed by the Agnipath Recruitment Scheme and will be for a period of four years. Prospective candidates will be screened district and tehsil wise over the scheduled 20 days,” it said.
“Candidates will be biometrically verified and admit cards for the rally will be scanned before candidates are allowed to undergo actual selection tests, comprising Physical Tests, Medical Tests, and Common Entrance Exam (written exam),” the release added. The scheme has been opposed by some segments and protests were seen against it. The protests turned violent in many states killing a few of them with participants indulging in arson and violence, causing heavy damage to government property and a huge inconvenience to the people.