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Billionaire Anand Mahindra Offers to Recruit ‘Agniveers’ After Hearing About Protests

Agnipath Anand Mahindra

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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