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“Agnipath Is For Talent, Not Job”: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Whose Home Was Attacked

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Renu Devi stated “the children do not perceive”.


Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Renu Devi stated on Friday that the Agnipath defence recruitment scheme, which has elicited protests in a number of states, shouldn’t be a job. “I do not see Agnipath scheme as one thing that gives jobs; reasonably it’s ability growth with the armed forces,” the BJP chief advised IHNS, hours after her home at Bettiah in West Champaran district was attacked by protesting younger males. She was in Patna on the time; nobody was injured within the assault.

“These children do not perceive,” she stated, “They need to know that individuals begin searching for jobs at 23-24 years of age, whereas we’re taking in these aged 17-and-a-half years too.” 

In Bettiah, apart from Renu Devi’s property, the home of state BJP chief and native MP Sanjay Jaiswal was attacked too, although he was not there and nobody was injured. BJP MLA Vijay Bihari additionally confronted an assault within the city; his car was badly broken. “The aspirants ought to know that violence throughout protests is unacceptable. It’s not nearly harm to personal property; they’re even damaging public property,” Renu Devi stated.  

On Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s social gathering Janata Dal (United), an ally of the BJP, calling for a “rethink” of the scheme, Renu Devi stated, “Individuals can have differing opinions. We now have already stated that, after 4 years, the 75 per cent who shall be launched from service underneath the scheme will get certificates. These certificates will say they’re skilled ‘Agniveers’. There is no such thing as a dearth of jobs for skilled individuals; India is a big.”

She additionally claimed that the ‘Agniveers’ will get a “commencement certificates”; nevertheless, the federal government has thus far solely declared that these recruits can have lighter curriculum for a three-year bachelor’s diploma after their four-year contract ends. 

About aspirants saying the job doesn’t have any pension of gratuity, she stated, “Solely these many roles could be given as are required for the nation. Not everybody can get a job from the federal government. Additionally, that is ability coaching, so what is the rationale for demanding pension and gratuity? Which nation pays these advantages for a four-year coaching interval?”

She underlined that “greater than Rs 11 lakh” shall be given to those recruits apart from “Rs 21,000 to Rs 32,000 in-hand wage”.

Bihar was the primary to see large protests after the scheme was introduced on June 14.

On Friday. one individual died and a minimum of 15 had been injured in Telangana’s Secunderabad because the violent protests unfold to the southern state after coming into the third consecutive day in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana. Protests have additionally been reported in West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh.

The protesters refuse to relent even after the federal government made some adjustments and added advantages to the scheme. 

Within the previous system, these aged 16.5 to 21 had been employed for 15 years and had been entitled to pension. As per the brand new scheme, solely as much as 25 per cent of the ‘Agniveers’ shall be retained for a 15-year common fee after 4 years. This 12 months, the scheme is supposed to recruit 46,000 individuals.

Protesters are additionally sad with the 17.5-to-21 age restriction that made lots of them ineligible. The federal government has since relaxed the higher age restrict to 23 for this 12 months as military recruitment rallies haven’t been held for the previous two years citing the coronavirus pandemic.


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