New Delhi: The aspiring candidates who want to be part of the Indian army have hit the streets, showing their disgust against the Agnipath recruitment scheme.
Air Chief Marshal V R Chaudhari said that he had not predicted this kind of violence would take place. He warned defence job seekers that they would have to pay a high price for their ongoing uproar.
“We are totally against such kinds of violence. It is not the solution to the matter. Police verification is the last step. Those who are involved in this uproar won’t get a police clearance certificate. This was stated by the Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal V R Chaudhari.
Air Chief Marshal says that the Agnipath scheme is replete with positivity. Those who have questions regarding the programme can contact nearby military stations, air force bases or naval bases to clear their doubts.
“What they need to do now is to get the correct information and try to go through the entire scheme.” They will see the benefit of the scheme. I am sure this will suppress all their doubts, whatever they have in their minds,” he added.
The CAS explained that the Agnipath short-term recruitment scheme has been in the making for the last two years and aims to reduce the age profile of the armed forces from 30 to 25 years.
Those who are discharged after the four-year tenure will not only have served the nation but will “go back as disciplined, motivated, and imbued with the ethos of the services,” he said.
However, he also hinted that withdrawing the scheme is not on the cards, without directly saying so. “We will see if changes are needed after it is fully implemented, or if improvement is required,” he added.
Those who are taking part in the stir are demanding a revoke as they are not satisfied with the length of service, no pension, and no gratuity. Then what about their future?