Delhi HC Refuses To Keep Agnipath Scheme, Asks Centre To File Reply In 4 Weeks


New Delhi: The Delhi Excessive Court docket on Thursday refused to remain the Agnipath recruitment scheme for the armed forces, reported information company PTI. The Excessive Court docket additionally requested the Centre to file its reply on a batch of petitions difficult it, reported the information company. 

The 2-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad requested the Centre to file consolidated reply on petitions difficult the scheme in 4 weeks, as per the report. 

The Agnipath scheme was introduced by the Centre on June 14 beneath which youths between the age of 17-and-a-half years and 21 will probably be recruited within the armed forces for a interval of 4 years with a provision to retain 25 per cent of them for greater than 15 years. 

Opposing the scheme, job aspirants took to the road in a number of components of the nation to protest towards the scheme which turned violent at many locations. 

Railways bore many of the brunt of the protest as many trains had been torched or stone pelted by the protestors at many locations — Bihar, Jharkhand, components of Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab, Telangana and others — who blocked the tracks leading to cancellation or diversion of many trains. 

Within the lately concluded monsoon session of the Parliament, Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw knowledgeable Rajya Sabha on Thursday that Indian Railways suffered a lack of Rs 259.44 crores as a result of harm and destruction of its belongings by protesters 

In a written reply within the Higher Home, Vaishnaw additionally identified that 2,000 trains had been affected because of the Agnipath protests throughout the nation.

Later, the federal government prolonged the higher age restrict to 23 years for recruitment beneath the scheme in 2022.


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