Agnipath Scheme Protests Live: Students fear exam cancellation; Army notifies recruitment

Agnipath Controversy: Army has issued eligibility criteria, selection process, vacancies for ‘Agniveer’ as protests rage on, schools shut, exams get postponed.

Agnipath Scheme Protests Live: Students fear exam cancellation; Army notifies recruitment Agnipath Scheme (Representational Image)
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NEW DELHI: Protests against Centre’s Agnipath scheme continue to rock states across India with several job aspirants, student organisations, and opposition groups blocking roads, railway tracks and demanding a roll back of the scheme. Protestors are also demanding “Bharat Bandh”.

Amid the ongoing protests, the Indian Army has issued a notification for recruitment of ‘Agniveers’ under the Agnipath scheme. The online registration for recruitment of soldiers will begin from July onwards on Army’s official website – joinindianarmy.nic.in. The Army said the online registration on the website is mandatory for all the job aspirants.

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While the government stands firm on roll out of the scheme, classes and exams are getting affected due to the ongoing situation. Jharkhand school education department has ordered school closure and postponed exams for Classes 9 and 11 for today. However, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has decided not to postpone Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2022 amid the protests.

What is Agnipath Scheme?

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced the Agnipath scheme on June 14 shortly after the Cabinet Committee on Security approved it after extensive deliberations on it over the last two years. It provides for the recruitment of youths between the age bracket of 17-and-half years to 23 for only four years with a provision to retain 25% of them for 15 more years. The personnel to be recruited under the new scheme will be known as 'Agniveers'.


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Army has issued Agniveer recruitment notification while protests against Agnipath scheme intensify. NTA decided not to postpone JEE Main 2022 amid rumours of cancellation.

June 21, 2022 | 09:03 AM IST

Agnipath Protest: Will JEE Main 2022 be postponed?

JEE Main 2022 will not be postponed due to Agnipath protests, said the National Testing Agency (NTA) on June 20. 

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June 21, 2022 | 08:53 AM IST

Agnipath Protests: Private institutes shut in Haryana

More protests were witnessed in parts of Haryana on Monday against the ‘Agnipath’ scheme with district administration ordering closure of all private institutes which give coaching to youths for various recruitment exams in Mahendragarh and Jhajjar districts, PTI reported.

June 20, 2022 | 10:18 PM IST

Agnipath Protest: Organisations protest at Jantar Mantar

Several organisations such as Desh Ki Baat Foundation, Chatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS), Revolutionary Youth Association (RYA), Students’ Federation of India (SFI) and the Aam Aadmi Party youth wing participated in the "peaceful" protest against Agnipath scheme at Jantar Mantar. 

June 20, 2022 | 10:10 PM IST

Agnipath Scheme: Over 600 trains cancelled today due to protest

More than 600 trains were cancelled today due to the Agnipath protest. About 602 trains were cancelled, which included 223 mail and express trains and 379 passengers trains, the Railways said in a statement.

June 20, 2022 | 10:07 PM IST

Agnipath Scheme: Left-wing activists detained before protest in Assam

Assam Police detained leaders of the CPI(M) party and other Left-wing organisations like SFI and DYFI across the state to thwart protests against the Agnipath scheme, claims the Assam unit of CPIM. 

June 20, 2022 | 10:05 PM IST

Agnipath Scheme: Bharat bandh against Agnipath Yojana concludes peacefully in Bihar

There was a huge deployment of police force across Bihar state amidst the Bharat bandh against Agnipath recruitment scheme. No untoward incident took place during the bandh. 

June 20, 2022 | 10:04 PM IST

Agnipath Scheme: Bharat bandh against Agnipath Yojana concludes peacefully in Bihar

There was a huge deployment of police force across Bihar state amidst the Bharat bandh against Agnipath recruitment scheme. No untoward incident took place during the bandh. 

June 20, 2022 | 07:46 PM IST

Agnipath scheme has huge job potential in corporate sector, says industry leaders

Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra, RPG Enterprises chairman Harsh Goenka and Biocon Ltd chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw supported the Agnipath recruitment scheme saying that the scheme has huge potential for employment in the corporate sector.

June 20, 2022 | 07:35 PM IST

Agnipath Scheme: Height requirement for agniveers

For agniveer recruitment under the Agnipath yojana, male candidates should have a height of around 157 cm. 157 cm in feet is 5 ft. 15".  

June 20, 2022 | 07:27 PM IST

Agnipath scheme an insult to late CDS Bipin Rawat: Congress

Late Gen Bipin Rawat had earlier in 2020 proposed to raise the retirement age in the armed forces. The Congress cited this statement and raised the question that whether the Agnipath scheme for agniveer recruitment was not an insult to the approach of India's first CDS. According to Ajay Maken, Congress general secretary, Rawat had advocated raising the retirement age of soldiers to 58 years. 

June 20, 2022 | 07:17 PM IST

Agnipath Protest: Samyukta Kisan Morcha's nationwide protest against Agnipath on June 24

Agnipath Protests In India: Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), a farmers' collective will hold a nationwide protest against the Agnipath scheme on June 24, said farmer leader Rakesh Tikait.

June 20, 2022 | 06:59 PM IST

Agnipath Scheme: Schools closed in Jharkhand amid Agnipath protest

Schools remain closed across Jharkhand on Monday due to the Agneepath protests demanding the rollback of the Agnipath recruitment scheme for recruiting soldiers to the Indian armed forces. Over 5000 security personnel were deployed in the state.  157 cm in feet, agnipath poem in hindi, agnipath kavita, agneepath army bharti 2022 date, why is agnipath scheme bad, what is the issue with agnipath scheme, indianarmy.nic.in 2022, agniveer yojana, agniveer age limit, agnipath protests in india, agneepath yojana pdf, indian army agniveer territorial army, agnipath notification, agneepath recruitment 2022, how to apply, agneepath notification 2022, agnipath scheme wiki, joinindianarmy.nic.in 2022, agnipath scheme, agneepath, agnipath army, army, what is agnipath, agnipath news, agnipath protest, agnipath in hindi, agneepath scheme, what agnipath scheme, agnipath notification, what is agnipath scheme, agnipath recruitment, recruitment, agniveer, agnipath yojna indian army, indian army agnipath, agnipath kya hai, agnipath apply, agnipath age, agnipath form, agnipath meaning, the agnipath schemeSchool closed in Jharkhand amid Agnipath protest

June 20, 2022 | 06:30 PM IST

Aagnipath Protests in India: Congress holds 'Satyagraha' against Agnipath scheme,

The Congress today held a "Satyagraha" against the Agnipath scheme saying that the government has "betrayed" the youth with the new Agnipath recruitment scheme.  

June 20, 2022 | 05:31 PM IST

Agnipath Scheme: ABVP welcomes decision to raise eligibility age to 23

Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) welcomed the decision of the centre to increase the maximum age limit in the Agnipath scheme to 23 years for recruiting agniveer into the Indian armed forces in view of the strategical necessity and the disruption caused due to the COVID-19 pandemic period. The Agneepath notification mentioned the maximum age for applying as 23 years. Aspirants can check the website -- joinindianarmy.nic.in for the Agnipath notification. 

June 20, 2022 | 05:19 PM IST

Union minister says youth should not fall for misinformation explaining why is Agnipath scheme bad?

Agnipath Scheme: Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal said the youth should not fall for the misinformation campaign on the Agneepath recruitment scheme announced for recruitment into the Indian Army, the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force.

June 20, 2022 | 05:14 PM IST

Agnipath Scheme India: KYS condemns Agneepath scheme, supports call for Bharat Bandh

Krantikari Yuva Sangathan (KYS) has extended its support to youth organizations across India against the Agneepath scheme, and the call for Bharat Bandh given by the youth against the scheme. In a statement, the KYS  condemns the government's Agnipath yojana.

June 20, 2022 | 05:06 PM IST

Agnipath protest hit Jammu and Kashmir

As per a PTI report,  the Agnipath scheme protest reached Jammu city on Monday. Political parties such as the Congress and the AAP are demanding the revocation of the Agnipath recruitment scheme. Police have detained many members for blocking highways, officials said.

June 20, 2022 | 05:00 PM IST

Agneepath scheme pdf

Army has today issued Agniveer recruitment notificiation. Aspirants can check Agneepath scheme pdf including selection process, vacancies on official website -- joinindianarmy.nic.in.

June 20, 2022 | 04:59 PM IST

Agniveer recruitment form date

Indian Army will start registration for recruitment of Agniveer from July. Exact Agniveer scheme form date will be released soon at joinindianarmy.nic.in.

June 20, 2022 | 04:56 PM IST

Agniveer salary structure under Agnipath scheme

Army has issued recruitment notification today. Aspirants can check Agniveer salary structure on Indian Army's official website -- joinindianarmy.nic.in.

June 20, 2022 | 04:54 PM IST

Agnipath Yojana Wapas Lo trends on Twitter

Aspirants and opposition party members are protesting on road as well as on social media against the Agnipath scheme. 

June 20, 2022 | 04:50 PM IST

Is Agnipath scheme good or bad?

Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal said the country's youths should not fall for "misinformation campaign" regarding Agnipath scheme. Whereas, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav slammed the Centre claiming the scheme was introduced in a haste, as per PTI.

June 20, 2022 | 04:44 PM IST

Agnipath Protests: Congress workers protest at railway stations in Delhi

June 20, 2022 | 04:39 PM IST

Agnipath Scheme: Army notifies Agniveer recruitment at joinindianarmy.nic.in

Army has issued the notification for recruitment of "Agniveer" under the Agnipath scheme on its official website -- joinindianarmy.nic.in. Registration will begin from July and is mandatory for all aspirants...Read More

June 20, 2022 | 04:28 PM IST

Agnipath Scheme: NTA JEE Main 2022 not to be postponed

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will not postpone the dates of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2022 amid the ongoing Agnipath protests. Admit card likely to be issued today...Read More

June 20, 2022 | 04:25 PM IST

Agniveer army age limit

The government has increased the upper-age limit to 23 years from 21 years for recruitment of Agniveers under the Agnipath scheme for the year 2022...Read More

June 20, 2022 | 04:24 PM IST

Agnipath Protests: 529 trains cancelled, says Railway

While 539 trains were affected, 529 trains were cancelled, including 181 mail or express trains and 348 passengers trains, the Railways said in a statement, as per PTI. 

June 20, 2022 | 04:22 PM IST

Agnipath Scheme: Jharkhand schools closed amid protests

Jharkhand schools remained shut on Monday in view of the bandh called over the Agnipath recruitment scheme. The ongoing examinations of classes 9 and 11 have also been postponed.

June 20, 2022 | 04:21 PM IST

Agnipath Scheme details

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced Agnipath scheme to recruit soldiers in the Army, Navy, and the Air Force on June 14. 

Rajnath Singh (Shutterstock)

June 20, 2022 | 04:13 PM IST

What is Agnipath scheme?

Agnipath scheme launched by Defence Ministry provides for the recruitment of youths between the age bracket of 17-and-half years to 23 for 4 years with a provision to retain 25% of them for 15 more years. The personnel to be recruited under the new scheme will be known as 'Agniveers'.

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