Sonia Gandhi termed ‘directionless’ the Centre's 'Agnipath' scheme for recruitment in the armed forces. Gandhi said she empathises with the youths who are awaiting results and appointments after taking the test for induction in the Air Force. Youths across the country have taken to the streets and are protesting against the new short-term recruitment scheme.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah thanked the government for approving the `Agnipath` scheme for the benefit of the youth. “The government has shown sensitivity by deciding that this time the age limit for the recruitment of Agniveers should be increased from 21 to 23 years," Shah tweeted. Agnipath Scheme was recently launched by the government in an effort to bring a change in the recruitment process of the Armed Forces.
Calcutta High Court has asked Bengal govt to call in central forces if stir over Prophet remark gets out of control. The order was passed after petitioners in several PILs sought deployment of Army or central forces. The bench directed the state authorities to take expeditious steps to collect video footage of incidents of violence and property vandalisation and take action as per law.
MHA will give priority to 'Agniveers' in recruitment for CAPF, Assam Rifles Centre on Tuesday unveiled a "transformative" scheme -"Agnipath" - for the recruitment of soldiers in the Army, Navy and the Air Force Under the scheme, around 46,000 soldiers will be recruited this year between the ages of 17 and a half years and 21 years into the three services,