Business tycoon Anand Mahindra, chairman of the Mahindra Group said that he was disturbed by the violence over the centre’s new Agnipath scheme for recruitment in the armed forces.
— ANI (@ANI) June 20, 2022
Mr. Mahindra said that the skills of teamwork, leadership, and physical energy that the Agniveers possess, could effectively be put to use in the corporate world.” The Mahindra Group welcomes the opportunity to recruit such trained, capable young people, “he tweeted. Twitteratis congratulated and complimented the industrialist on this.
“Agniveers provide market-ready professional solutions to industry, covering the full spectrum from operations to administration and supply chain management,” Mr. Mahindra said while responding to a question on what posts will be given to Agniveers at the conglomerate.
Anand Mahindra, Chairman of the Mahindra Group, announces to recruit #AgnipathScheme trained young people.
So many corporates have already shown interest.
— Shining Star 🇮🇳 (@ShineHamesha) June 20, 2022
This comes at a time when a countrywide shutdown call has been given by some groups on Monday. Over 10 states in India have seen protests over the last three days against the proposed recruitment scheme.
While Indian Army aspirants have taken to the streets to protest against the scheme over the uncertainty of their future, the Government of India gave concessions to the Agniveers like the reservation for jobs in paramilitary forces and other sectors.
It's from Horse Mouth, 'Anand Mahindra'welcomes Agniveer, Mahindra Group welcomes the scheme to recruit talented and trained Agniveers
— CA Mohan Vishwa (@camohanbn) June 20, 2022
While the government points out that the ‘Agnipath’ scheme gives a golden opportunity to the youth to join the defense system and serve the country, protestors think that it strips them of pension benefits as well as their very dream of joining the army and serving their nation.
Mr Mahindra is very generous
Instead of giving opportunity to Agniveer ,he should give such great opportunity to sons of netas and make them great again
Agniveer with such high salary offered by Mahindra wont be able to spend that in their life time
— Rahul (@rahul_1700) June 20, 2022
As the protests continue, a senior Army officer on Sunday clarified that the scheme will not be rolled back and said that it is the “only progressive step to make the country young”.
Meanwhile, the registration process for the first batch of Agniveers under the Centre’s Agnipath recruitment scheme will begin on June 24 and the online examination would be held on July 24.
References: Fortune India, Times Now, Business Standard
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