‘Must Hear Centre’s Side’: Centre Moves SC, Files Caveat Over Agnipath PILs

COVID 19 Updates ‘Must Hear Centre’s Side’: Centre Moves SC, Files Caveat Over Agnipath PILs

The petition filed by advocate ML Sharma has prayed for quashing of the notification dated 14 June 2022, issued by the Ministry of Defence announcing the scheme, Bar and Bench reported.

Earlier, advocate Harsh Ajay Singh also filed a PIL seeking directions to the Centre to reconsider its scheme. He also sought a stay on the implementation of the scheme from 24 June, news agency ANI reported.

The plea stated:

On Saturday, advocate Vishal Tiwari had also filed a PIL for direction to set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to conduct an inquiry into the violent protests that erupted against the scheme and to investigate the damage caused to public property and the Railways.

The petition had also sought directions to set up an expert committee under the chairmanship of a retired Supreme Court judge to examine the scheme and its impact on national security and the Indian Army.

According to the Centre, at least 40,000 to 50,000 soldiers will be recruited annually under this scheme – most of whom will leave the scheme in four years.

The scheme is available only at soldier level and not officer level.

Currently, the army recruits young people under the short service commission for an initial tenure of 10 years, which is extendable up to 14 years.

(With inputs from ANI.)

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