Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann asked district authorities to provide full support for the recently launched military scheme, 'Agnipath' after the Indian Army flagged 'vacillating' support from local administration. On September 14, Mann tweeted, "All Deputy commissioners were directed to provide complete support to Army Authorities for recruitment of Agniveers in Punjab. Any laxity shall be viewed seriously." The effort was to recruit maximum… read-more
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed national government over Agnipath initiative on July 23. Rahul Gandhi escalated his criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, claiming that the new experiment in the "PM's laboratory" endangers India's security and the future of its young. "60,000 soldiers retire every year, out of which only 3,… read-more
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In 2022 recruitment of the Indian Air Force (IAF) under the new 'Agnipath Scheme'. On July 6, the IAF said, they witnessed the highest number of applications for the recruitment registration process under the new Agnipath scheme. In a tweet, the IAF confirmed as many as 7,49,899 applications, against the previous highest recruitment… read-more
Over 10,000 women have registered for recruitment to Indian Navy under Agnipath scheme. The Indian Navy is yet to decide the final number of Naval Agniveers it will induct in 2022. Reportedly, the Indian Navy will open the online application process during July 15 to 30. This is the first time women are allowed to join the Naval forces and be deployed at warships.
Supreme Court of India stated that the pleas challenging centre's Agnipath scheme will be heard next week. The Agnipath scheme was introduced by the central government on June 14, which is a recruitment process for the Indian Armed Forces. After the passing of the scheme, the nation was divided with mixed responses. As of now, several cases have been filed challenging the scheme.
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The Indian Air Force on June 27, recieved 57,000 applications for enrollment into the Agnipath scheme. Meanwhile, Congress party staged 'Satyagraha' at 3,500 assembly headquarters. Congress party also submitted a memorandum to PM Modi urging him to withdraw the Agnipath scheme. The Agnipath scheme is a defence services recruitment process implemented by the centre, which immediately received criticsm and was welcomed by some.
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Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) observed nation wide protests on June 24, against centre's Agnipath scheme. Protests were staged in Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Bihar, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal. The protestors termed the scheme as "anti-military" and "anti-farmers". They demanded the president of India to cancel the Agnipath scheme and restore the regular recruitment policies.
National Security Advisor (NSA) of India Ajit Doval said that Agniveers after four years of service in the Indian armed forces, will have a "high stature in the society". He said that in the fast-growing Indian economy, there will be opportunities, even in for higher education. He further stated that the Agniveers will have age as their advantage, and will also be disciplined after the four-year engagement period.
PM Narendra Modi hinted to the recently launched "Agnipath Army recruitment scheme" and said, "Several decisions look unfair at present. In time, those decisions will help in building the nation". On June 20, PM Modi addressed an event in Bengaluru and made the remarks. Although he didn't mention the scheme directly, it referred to the same. Meanwhile, the Union Government's scheme erupted in violent protests in India.
Delhi is under tight security amid the nationwide Bharat Bandh, called to protest against the recent anti-Agnipath scheme, across India. On June 20, the Delhi Police deployed a huge number of a police forces in the national capital and its bordering areas. They furthermore, warned protestors of strict action against those trying to interrupt law & order in the State, ensuring no untoward violent incident happens in Delhi.
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