After Anand Mahindra's post on job opportunities, ex-serviceman says he is unemployed for 15 years
The Agnipath recruitment scheme launched by the government has received a lot of mixed reviews. While some think it's a great way to instil discipline and integrity among soldiers, most people are not happy with the terms of this scheme.
Army aspirants have been protesting for several days since the launch of this scheme criticising the government for how they will not get any pension and stability. Even though the government is promising that 'agniveers' will get priority when it comes to jobs after four years, youngsters are still not sure.
Amid this, Business Tycoon Anand Mahindra has mentioned how corporate jobs will welcome agniveers after four years of service.
In the post, Mahindra said, "Large potential for employment of Agniveers in the Corporate Sector. With leadership, teamwork & physical training, agniveers provide market-ready professional solutions to industry, covering the full spectrum from operations to administration & supply chain management."
However, an ex-serviceman had some questions when it came to Anand Mahindra's statement.
This ex-serviceman named Parveen Kumar Teotia saved people in the Taj hotel on 26/11.
He mentioned how he has been unemployed for 15 years so why hasn't the Mahindra group helped him yet. He even mentioned that many like him are jobless and get no job opportunities.
Not just this ex-serviceman, former Naval Chief Arun Prakash too questioned Mahindra.
He said, "Why await this new scheme? Has the Mahendra Group, so far, reached out to thousands of highly skilled & disciplined ex-Servicemen (Jawans & Officers), retiring every year & desperately seeking a 2nd career. It would be nice to get some statistics from your Group."
According to the scheme, almost 45,000-50,000 people in the age group of 17.5 to 21 years will be recruited at a salary of around Rs 30,000-40,000. The first four years will not be taken into consideration for the fixation of the final pensionary benefits. After four years only 25% will be retained or re-enlisted in the regular cadre based on merit willingness and medical fitness. They can then serve a full term of 15 years.
The 75% will be demobilized with exit or ‘Seva Nidhi’ packages of Rs 11-12 lakhs and will have skill certificates, and bank loans for their second career.