June 30, 2022


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Caveat Utility: Hear us earlier than deciding pleas towards Agnipath scheme, Centre tells SC

The Centre on Tuesday filed a caveat utility within the Supreme Court docket in reference to the pleas difficult the ‘Agnipath’ recruitment scheme for the armed forces, urging it to listen to the federal government’s stand earlier than taking a call. A caveat utility ensures that no adversarial orders are handed towards a respondent with out being heard. On Monday a public curiosity litigation (PIL) difficult the Centre’s hotly debated ‘Agnipath’ recruitment scheme was filed within the Supreme by advocate ML Sharma.

The petitioner has sought quashing of the notification dated June 14 issued by the defence ministry. Sharma has contended that the notification is “unlawful, unconstitutional and void ab-initio and extremely vires to the Structure of India within the curiosity of justice”. The petitioner has argued that an officer getting chosen by means of everlasting fee entry within the armed forces has the choice to serve as much as the age of 60 years. There are two different petitions filed within the apex court docket looking for instructions to the Centre to rethink the recruitment scheme. One other petition has sought establishing of an knowledgeable committee underneath the chairmanship of a retired Supreme Court docket choose to look at the scheme and its influence on nationwide safety and the Indian Military.

It additionally seeks inquiry into the violence that adopted the announcement and the harm to public property on account of the countrywide protests. Within the stated PIL, the petitioner has sought establishing of a particular investigation crew (SIT) for the aim.

The PIL filed by Sharma additionally refers back to the ongoing protests within the nation towards the scheme. Throughout some protests, trains have been torched highways blocked.

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