New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has dismissed all the petitions challenging the Central Government’s Agneepath scheme. Dismissing the petitions, the court said, “The purpose of bringing this scheme is to prepare our forces in a better way and it is in the interest of the country.”
Likewise, those who were demanding appointment on the basis of the old policy, the court also rejected their demand, saying that the demand is not valid.
A petition was filed challenging the Agnipath scheme in different parts of the country, after which the matter reached the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court transferred the hearing of all the cases to the Delhi High Court.
A bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Subramaniam Prasad pronounced the verdict on the petitions filed by the Delhi High Court.
The Center had argued that the Agneepath scheme is one of the biggest policy changes in defense recruitment. This will be a major change in the recruitment process in the army.
Earlier, the division bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramanium Prasad had reserved its order on December 15. The recruitment of youth in the armed forces was started from June 14 last year.
According to the rules of this scheme, people of 17 to 21 years are eligible to apply for this scheme. They will be inducted into the Army for four years.