Third petition filed against Agneepath scheme, government also reached Supreme Court

New Delhi: Another petition challenging the new recruitment scheme of Agneepath has been filed in the Supreme Court. So far three petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court. They have demanded closure of Agneepath scheme. On the other hand, the center A caveat has been filed in the Supreme Court saying that The Centre’s […]
 


Third petition filed against Agneepath scheme, government also reached Supreme Court

New Delhi: Another petition challenging the new recruitment scheme of Agneepath has been filed in the Supreme Court. So far three petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court. They have demanded closure of Agneepath scheme. On the other hand, the center A caveat has been filed in the Supreme Court saying that The Centre’s side should be heard before taking any decision.

Amidst protests in many parts of the country regarding the Agneepath project, the matter has now reached the doors of the Supreme Court. Three petitions have been filed on behalf of three lawyers in the matter. The first two petitions were filed by advocates Vishal Tiwari and ML Sharma. On Monday, advocate Harsh Ajay Singh had also filed a petition seeking the intervention of the Supreme Court in the matter.

Third petition filed against Agneepath scheme, government also reached Supreme Court

Advocate Harsh said in his writ petition that under the Agneepath scheme, youth are being recruited in the army for 4 years, after which 25 percent of the firefighters will be confirmed. He argued that Agniveer would not be mature enough, professionally or personally, to maintain self-discipline after completing a four-year stint at puberty. In this case, trained firefighters are more likely to go astray.

Earlier on June 18, advocate Vishal Tiwari had filed a public interest litigation seeking SIT probe into the Agneepath violence case. According to the Live Law website, he raised questions on the Agneepath scheme and also demanded the formation of an expert committee to investigate it. A caveat has also been filed by the central government in a series of petitions filed in the Supreme Court against the Agneepath scheme. It urges the Supreme Court to hear the matter of the government before taking any decision or decision. It has to be seen when these petitions come up for hearing in the Supreme Court.

Earlier, advocate Manohar Lal Sharma, in his petition challenging the Agneepath scheme, had alleged that the government had changed its decades-old policy of recruiting soldiers without Parliament’s permission, which was unconstitutional. According to reports, he has said that there is a permanent commission for officers in the army and they can retire at the age of 60.

Those who join the army under the Short Service Commission (SSC) have the option of serving 10/14 years. On the contrary, the government has now come up with the Agneepath scheme to keep the youth on contract. After this scheme, the future of the youth looks bleak. Demonstrations are taking place here and there. In such a situation, the order and notification of June 14 should be declared unconstitutional.