June 28, 2022

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agnipath protest: Agnipath scheme: Recruitment norms to stay unchanged, regimentation system will proceed, says MoD

The recruitment course of and the necessary bodily requirements and training will stay unchanged beneath the Agnipath scheme, senior defence ministry officers have mentioned, asserting that the normal regimental system of the Military will likely be retained. Talking to the media, further secretary, division of army affairs (DMA), Lt Gen Anil Puri mentioned that troopers recruited beneath the scheme can be entitled to all awards and gallantry medals whereas in service.

On the recruitment course of, which is being rolled out this week by the respective providers, officers mentioned that the requirements set for bodily energy, medical requisites in addition to academic {qualifications} have been left untouched.

Puri, who has been fielded to reply to queries after widespread protests erupted towards the scheme, mentioned that the Agnipath mannequin went by way of a minimum of two years of deliberations and research. The officer added that the three earlier chiefs of the armed forces had additionally mentioned the difficulty intimately as a part of a consultative course of.

He mentioned the concept behind the scheme is to decrease the age profile of troopers within the armed forces, which he mentioned has been urged by a number of professional committees prior to now. Puri repeated that anybody discovered indulging in arson or rioting wouldn’t be allowed to the be a part of the scheme and stringent checks can be put in place to determine any such candidates.

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