Agnipath Program Troubles: Protests Across India, More Concessions for ‘Agniveers’
10% booking for ‘Agniveers’ in CAPFs, Assam Rifles
The Center announced on Saturday a 10% reservation for “Agniveers” in the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) and Assam Rifles. The announcement was made by the Union Home Office (MHA).
The MHA added that it had also decided to “give a three-year relaxation beyond the prescribed upper age limit for Agniveers for recruitment into the CAPFs and Assam Rifles”.
For the first batch of Agniveer, the age relaxation will be 5 years beyond the prescribed upper age limit, the MHA added.
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10% quota for “Agniveers” at the Ministry of Defense
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has announced that 10% of vacancies in the Ministry of Defense will be reserved for “Agniveers” who meet the required eligibility criteria.
The 10% reserve will be implemented in Indian Coast Guard and Defense civilian posts, as well as in the 16 defense public sector companies. This reserve would be added to an existing reserve for veterans, added the ministry.
The Rakhsha Mantri further stated that the necessary changes to the relevant recruitment rules will be undertaken to implement these provisions and that public sector defense companies will be requested to make similar changes to their respective recruitment rules. Necessary age relaxation arrangements will also be made, he added.
The government of Rajasthan adopts a resolution calling for the withdrawal of
The Rajasthan Council of Ministers passed a resolution asking the central government to withdraw the Agnipath program. The resolution was adopted unanimously during a meeting held at the residence of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
Many military experts are of the opinion that the Agnipath program will not guarantee the future of young people and that the army will not meet the challenges with confidence, according to a statement from the government of Rajasthan.
“There have been massive protests across the country over the provisions, which have created many doubts among young people,” the statement said.
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Demonstration across the country
Several vehicles were torched in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, by agitators protesting against Agnipath’s recruitment program on Saturday.
Protesters continued to vandalize railway properties in Bihar and West Bengal on Saturday to express their anger over the Agnipath defense recruitment scheme, which is disrupting railway services in the eastern region for the fourth consecutive day. Similarly, protests took place on the roads of Odisha and Jharkhand.
Defense job aspirants did push-ups on a road in Patna, the capital of Bihar, and on railway tracks in North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal. On the other hand, a young man ran 60 kilometers in the Nabarangpur of Odisha to mark his protest against the military recruitment program “Agnipath”.
Hundreds of youths staged a massive protest march in Kerala on Saturday against the Centre’s decision to implement the new Agnipath scheme for recruiting soldiers, airmen and sailors. A large number of aspirants for army jobs, who would have been waiting to be drafted into the defense service, gathered at Thampanoor, located in the heart of the city, in the morning and marched towards Raj Bhavan , the official residence of Governor Arif Mohammed Khan. .
Youths staged a protest near the War Memorial in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu. They were then evacuated from the place and detained by the police.
Stone scratches were reported at Ludhiana railway station in Punjab after which security was tightened in the city.
The Congress announced it would hold a ‘satyagraha’ on Sunday at Jantar Mantar, Delhi, in solidarity with young people protesting against the Agnipath recruitment scheme. All MPs, CWC members and AICC bureau members will attend, the party confirmed.
Rakesh Tikait has announced a movement against the newly launched Agnipath Army recruitment process which young aspirants are resisting. Tikait said the new recruitment plan is not in the interest of the sons of farmers. He said farmers would start a nationwide movement against the central government’s program.