Agnipath Scheme: East Central Railway issues helpline numbers for various stations
New Delhi: Amid the Agnipath Scheme protest all over India for recruitment in the armed forces, East Central Railway has issued helpline numbers for various stations.
Reportedly, several organizations have given a 72-hour ultimatum to the Centre to withdraw the Agnipath scheme or else they will call for Bharat Bandh.
The Union Cabinet had on Tuesday approved the ‘Agnipath’ recruitment scheme for Indian youth to serve in the Armed Forces. The youth selected under this scheme will be known as ‘Agniveers’. About 46,000 of them will be recruited this year.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that the scheme is a transformative initiative and under it the Indian youngsters will get an opportunity to serve in armed forces.
“The scheme will increase employment opportunities and aims to create a youthful profile of the Armed forces,” Singh said.
However, the scheme, termed as a historic and transformative measure by the government, has met unprecedented levels of agitations and protests in several states across India.