Amid raging protests over the Centre’s new recruitment process for the Armed forces ‘ Agnipath Scheme’, Indian billionaire businessman Anand Mahindra had expressed his feelings that he is saddened by intensified protests and violence in the country. “Saddened by the violence around the #Agneepath program”, he said. The Industrialist stressed that Army discipline and skills will make Agniveers “eminently employable”.
Anand Mahindra’s Offer Amid Protests Over Agnipath Scheme
Mr Mahindra said that his business group is willing to recruit such highly trained and skilled people under this scheme.
His tweet exactly says, “Saddened by the violence around the #Agneepath program. When the scheme was mooted last year I stated-& I repeat-the discipline & skills Agniveers gain will make them eminently employable. The Mahindra Group welcomes the opportunity to recruit such trained, capable young people.”
A User Asked, “What post will be given by the Mahindra group to #aganiveer ?”
A Twitter user named Sandeep Kumar after Anand Mahindra’s tweet asked, ‘ for which post will the Mahindra group hire the Agniveers.’ On which the Industrialist responded, “Large potential for employment of Agniveers in the Corporate Sector. With leadership, teamwork & physical training, Agniveers provide market-ready professional solutions to industry, covering the full spectrum from operations to administration & supply chain management.”
Current Scenario Over Agnipath Scheme Protests
There is a ruckus spread all over the country since the Center had announced the new military recruitment scheme. The most uncomfortable factor of this scheme because which the aspirants are protesting is the 4-year service term. Under this scheme aspirants will be recruited at the age of 17.5 years till they reach 21, then 75 per cent of the Agniveers will be shown the exit and 25 per cent will be allowed to continue their journey for the next 15 years in paramilitary forces.
There are several benefits for the 75 per cent of Agniveers who will leave the armed forces after four years of the service term. They will be given the sum of around ₹12 lakh with no pension benefits. The government will provide them with financial support in the form of loans to pursue their second career. And they are granted 10 per cent reservations in CAFs, and Assam Rifles.
Despite the protests, the centre is not interested in rolling back the scheme.