Articles about Agnipath Scheme

Agnipath scheme: Air Force opens registrations for Agniveers from today

24 Jun 2022

Career
Agnipath scheme: Air Force opens registrations for Agniveers from today

The registration for the first batch of Agniveers under the Agnipath scheme for the Indian Air Force (IAF) begins Friday and the online examination will be held exactly a month later (July 24).

Aligarh: Coaching centers shut after facing scrutiny over Agnipath violence

23 Jun 2022

India
Aligarh: Coaching centers shut after facing scrutiny over Agnipath violence

All coaching centers in and around Tappal, a town in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh district, reportedly had their shutters down on Wednesday after most of these centers faced scrutiny over the violent protests against the Centre's Agnipath scheme.

JEE Main 2022 Session-1: Candidates request entrance exam be postponed

21 Jun 2022

Career
JEE Main 2022 Session-1: Candidates request entrance exam be postponed

Candidates taking the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main 2022 Session-1 are requesting the National Testing Agency (NTA) to postpone the exam scheduled to begin on Thursday amid the ongoing nationwide protests against the Centre's defense recruitment scheme, Agnipath.

Agnipath scheme: Hear us before making decision, Centre tells SC

21 Jun 2022

India
Agnipath scheme: Hear us before making decision, Centre tells SC

The central government has filed a caveat in the Supreme Court, saying the apex court "must hear its side" before making any decision on the petitions filed against its Agnipath military recruitment scheme.

Rahul Gandhi appears before ED for fourth time amid protests

20 Jun 2022

Politics
Rahul Gandhi appears before ED for fourth time amid protests

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for the fourth time on Monday regarding the National Herald case amid Congress protest and meeting with President Kovind.

Military reforms will bring change: PM Modi on Agnipath scheme

20 Jun 2022

India
Military reforms will bring change: PM Modi on Agnipath scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday stated that while many policies and changes may appear unpalatable, the entire country would reap the advantages in the future.

Army issues notification for Agniveer recruitment amid protests against Agnipath

20 Jun 2022

India
Army issues notification for Agniveer recruitment amid protests against Agnipath

The Indian Army on Monday issued a notification for the first round of recruitment through the Agnipath scheme.

Bharat Bandh: Massive traffic jams across Delhi-NCR; 22 trains canceled

20 Jun 2022

India
Bharat Bandh: Massive traffic jams across Delhi-NCR; 22 trains canceled

Heavy security arrangements amid Bharat Bandh have caused massive traffic jams across Delhi-NCR.

Now, Anand Mahindra opens company doors for recruitment of Agniveers

20 Jun 2022

India
Now, Anand Mahindra opens company doors for recruitment of Agniveers

Despite the ongoing unrest over the Centre's recently announced Agnipath military recruitment scheme, Mahindra Group Chairperson Anand Mahindra announced on Monday that youngsters trained under the scheme will be hired by the conglomerate.

Agnipath scheme protests: States brace for Bharat Bandh today

20 Jun 2022

India
Agnipath scheme protests: States brace for Bharat Bandh today

As the protests against the Centre's Agnipath military recruitment scheme spread to several states across the country, some organizations have called for a nationwide Bharat Bandh on Monday prompting the administrations in the states to take preventive measures.

No roll-back of Agnipath scheme, all concessions pre-planned: Defence Ministry

19 Jun 2022

India
No roll-back of Agnipath scheme, all concessions pre-planned: Defence Ministry

The Ministry of Defence on Sunday stated that the Agnipath Scheme will not be rolled back, saying that such changes had been long overdue since the armed services sought to bring in more youth and experience.

Agnipath: Protests spread to more states, over 360 trains canceled

19 Jun 2022

India
Agnipath: Protests spread to more states, over 360 trains canceled

Protests against the Agnipath military recruitment scheme, the Centre's new armed forces recruitment program, continued for the fourth day.

Now, Rajnath approves 10% reservation for Agniveers in Defence Ministry

18 Jun 2022

India
Now, Rajnath approves 10% reservation for Agniveers in Defence Ministry

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday accepted the proposal to reserve 10% of employment vacancies in the Defence Ministry for "Agniveers."

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why age relaxation in Agnipath scheme might be problematic?

18 Jun 2022

India
#NewsBytesExplainer: Why age relaxation in Agnipath scheme might be problematic?

The Centre on Friday announced a one-time relaxation of the upper age limit for the Agnipath military recruitment scheme entrants this year, raising it from 21 to 23 years.

MHA announces 10% reservation for Agniveers in CAPFs, Assam Rifles

18 Jun 2022

India
MHA announces 10% reservation for Agniveers in CAPFs, Assam Rifles

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday stated that a 10% reservation in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assam Rifles will be earmarked for "Agniveers."

Agnipath scheme: Trains torched, highways turn into battleground amid protests

18 Jun 2022

India
Agnipath scheme: Trains torched, highways turn into battleground amid protests

Violent protests were witnessed across the country against the defense recruitment scheme, Agnipath, with a youth being shot and trains and vehicles torched even as assurances by the defence minister, home minister, and the Army chief failed to pacify protesters.

Agnipath scheme: Protesters burn trains; vandalism, violence leave 1 dead

17 Jun 2022

India
Agnipath scheme: Protesters burn trains; vandalism, violence leave 1 dead

On the third day of the agitation against the Agnipath military recruitment scheme, protesters on Friday targeted the residences of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Renu Devi and Bihar Bharatiya Janata Party President and West Champaran MP Dr. Sanjay Jaiswal.

#NewsBytesExplainer: What salary package, benefits Agnipath scheme offers to Agniveers

17 Jun 2022

India
#NewsBytesExplainer: What salary package, benefits Agnipath scheme offers to Agniveers

The central government has launched the Agnipath military recruitment scheme, which would recruit personnel for the armed forces for a four-year term.

Agnipath scheme: Government increases age limit to 23 amid protests

17 Jun 2022

India
Agnipath scheme: Government increases age limit to 23 amid protests

The Centre on Thursday raised the age limit for the Agnipath military recruitment scheme to 23 years from 21 for the year 2022 amid nationwide protests against the new model of enrollment of soldiers.

Future of Agniveers not insecure, senior military officials consulted: Government

16 Jun 2022

India
Future of Agniveers not insecure, senior military officials consulted: Government

Defence Ministry on Thursday defended the recently announced recruiting policy, Agnipath Scheme, despite objections, saying the future of soldiers would not be jeopardized.

Agnipath scheme ignites 'fire on streets' as aspirants turn violent

16 Jun 2022

India
Agnipath scheme ignites 'fire on streets' as aspirants turn violent

Protests against the Agnipath scheme, a radical recruitment policy for the defense forces, turned violent on Thursday.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why is armed forces' Agnipath recruitment scheme facing criticism

15 Jun 2022

India
#NewsBytesExplainer: Why is armed forces' Agnipath recruitment scheme facing criticism

The Centre unveiled the Agnipath scheme on Tuesday, a new recruiting strategy for the armed services aimed at reducing wage and pension costs.