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“One-Time” Change To ‘Agnipath’ Amid Protests, Age Restrict Raised To 23


New Delhi:

The Centre at present raised the age restrict for the ‘Agnipath’ navy recruitment scheme to 23 from 21 amid nationwide protests towards the brand new mannequin of enrolment of troopers. The choice has been taken as no recruitment has taken place within the final two years, the federal government mentioned in a launch.

“​Cognizant of the truth that it has not been attainable to undertake the recruitment over the last two years, the Authorities has determined {that a} one-time waiver shall be granted for the proposed recruitment cycle for 2022,” the federal government mentioned.

The assertion mentioned the upper-age restrict for the recruitment course of underneath the Agnipath scheme for 2022 has been elevated to 23 years.

Violence erupted on Tuesday after the federal government introduced an overhaul of recruitment for India’s 1.38 million-strong armed forces, seeking to convey down the typical age of personnel and scale back pension expenditure. The protests have unfold to 10 states, together with Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Delhi.

The brand new system had assured to herald women and men between the ages of 17-and-a-half and 21 for a four-year tenure, with solely 1 / 4 retained for longer intervals.

The BJP has come underneath hearth with a whole bunch of potential recruits protesting towards the shorter tenure.

The federal government has launched an outreach marketing campaign. In a sequence of tweets, the Info and Broadcasting Ministry posted details associated to the Agnipath schemes within the public area. An in depth doc titled “Myths vs Info”, which seeks to “dispel misconceptions”, was additionally shared by authorities sources.

The federal government has additionally put out a 10-point defence of the scheme and warranted recruits they won’t discover themselves within the lurch after finishing their 4 years within the navy.

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