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Home Minister Amit Shah says, Large number of youth to benefit from increase in Agneepath age limit

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: A day After increased the upper age limit for recruitment under the Agnipath scheme to 23 years from 21 years for 2022, Union Home Minister Amit Shah today said that the Centre’s decision to increase the upper age limit for joining the Agnipath scheme for recruitment in defence services will benefit a large number of youth.

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Taking to Twitter, Amit Shah tweet in Hindi, “The recruitment process in the Army was affected due to the corona pandemic for the last two years, so Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji has taken a sensitive decision, showing concern for the youth, to give them two years concession in the age limit from 21 years to 23 years in the first year of Agnipath scheme.” A large number of youth will benefit by this decision. Through the Agnipath scheme, they will move forward in the service to the country and their bright future, he said. “I thank @narendramodi ji,” he added.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh asked military aspirants to stay prepared for recruitment, which will start in the next days. “Agnipath is a golden opportunity for the youth of India to join the defense forces and serve the country…I appeal to the youth that the process of recruitment in the army is going to start in a few days. They should start their preparation for it,” Mr Singh tweeted in Hindi.

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Taking to Twitter, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said PM Modi decided to increase the upper age limit as a one-time gesture “being sensitive to the aspirations of our youth”. “This decision will help our youth who had lost out on opportunities to serve the nation due to the pandemic. Grateful for this timely and caring decision by PM Modi,” Ms Sitharaman tweeted.

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This decision was taken after the government is facing backlash with protest taking place in several parts of the country against the scheme. Meanwhile, protests against the Center’s ‘Agnipath’ recruitment scheme intensified in Bihar entered third day today.

According to the latest report, Angry aspirants set fire to at least 20 bogies of the New Delhi-Bhagalpur Vikramshila Express and New Delhi-Darbhanga Bihar Sampark Kranti Express at Lakhisarai and Samastipur stations and blocked highways in the state. The demonstrators blocked highways at several places in Buxar, Bhagalpur and Samastipur and burnt tyres as a mark of protest. The protests, which is into its third day in the state, caused massive disruption of railway services at Buxar and Kahalgaon, officials of East Central Railways said.

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