Agnipath scheme: Anand Mahindra makes Agniveers job proposals amid widespread protests

Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra will allow Agniveers to work for his company and its subsidiaries, the industrialists said on Twitter on Monday.

Since the launch of the Agnipath scheme, there have been violent protests that have shaken several states over the past four days, including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Telangana, while peaceful agitation has taken place in several places.

Amid widespread protests, industrialist Anand Mahindra said he was saddened by the violence around the Agnipat scheme. “The Mahindra Group welcomes the opportunity to recruit such trained, capable young people,” Mahindra said.

“When the scheme was discussed last year, I said – and I repeat – the discipline and skills that Agniveers are acquiring will make them extremely fit to work,” he said.

When asked what position Mahindra will hire Agniveers, the industrialist replied: “Great potential for hiring Agniveers in the corporate sector. With leadership, teamwork and physical training, agniveers provide market-ready professional solutions for the industry, covering the full range from operations to supply chain administration and management. ”

On Sunday, the government banned up to 35 WhatsApp groups allegedly spreading fake news about the scheme, officials said.

The government also ruled out any cancellation of the Agnipat recruitment scheme in light of widespread protests.

In addition, the army, navy and air force came out on Sunday with a broad schedule for enlisting troops under the new policy, saying it was the only “progressive” step to reduce the age profile of the three services, according to a PTI report.

Unveiling the scheme on Tuesday, the government said young people between the ages of 17 and a half and 21 would be introduced for a four-year term, while 25 per cent of them would subsequently be accepted into the regular service.

Those hired under the new scheme will be called Agniveer.

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