Anand Mahindra makes an offer amid the ‘Agnipath’ protests
In the midst of widespread protests against the centre’s new military recruitment system, ‘Agnipath,’ businessman Anand Mahindra has expressed his sadness over the violence, emphasising that Agniveers’ discipline and talents will make them “eminently employable.”
Mr Mahindra has also stated that his company would appreciate the opportunity to hire workers who have been trained under the scheme.
Saddened by the violence around the #Agneepath program. When the scheme was mooted last year I stated-& I repeat-the discipline & skills Agniveers gain will make them eminently employable. The Mahindra Group welcomes the opportunity to recruit such trained, capable young people – Anand Mahindra
When a user questioned what positions Agniveers will be hired for at Mahindra, the industrialist replied, “Agniveers have a lot of promise in the corporate sector. Agniveers deliver market-ready professional solutions to industry, covering the complete spectrum from operations to administration and supply chain management, through leadership, teamwork, and physical training.”
Agniveers have a lot of promise in the corporate sector. Agniveers provide industry with market-ready professional solutions, ranging from operations to administration and supply chain management, through leadership, teamwork, and physical training.
Massive demonstrations have erupted across the country after the government unveiled a new scheme in which young people aged 17.5 to 21 will be recruited for a four-year period.
After four years, 75% of the trainees will be laid off with a severance package worth around 12 lakh but no pension benefits. The 25% of recruits who are kept will have a 15-year commitment.
While veterans have claimed that the four-year term makes soldiers more risk cautious, protesters have stated that they are unsure what they will do once their term is up. Agniveers would be given preference in paramilitary forces and government positions, according to the centre.
Despite the complaints, the government has said that there are no plans to reverse the policy.
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