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Anti-Agnipath stir indicator of unemployment crisis in India: K T Rama Rao

From One Rank - One Pension to proposed No Rank - No Pension!," Rama Rao, known as KTR, tweeted

Telangana | K T Rama Rao | central government

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

K T Rama Rao
K T Rama Rao

With protests against the Centre's new 'Agnipath' scheme for recruitment of defence personnel turning violent in several parts of the country, Minister for IT and Industries on Friday said the stir indicates the unemployment problem in the country.

"The violent protests against #AgniveerScheme is an eye-opener & acute indicator of the magnitude of unemployment crisis in the country

Pehle Desh ke Kisan Ke Saath ??????? Aur Ab Desh ke Jawan Ke Saath ???????

From One Rank - One Pension to proposed No Rank - No Pension!," Rama Rao, known as KTR, tweeted.

The Ministry of Defence had on Tuesday unveiled the Agnipath scheme which is a pan-India merit-based recruitment scheme for enrolling soldiers, airmen and sailors. Under the scheme, young persons will be provided an opportunity to serve in the armed forces as "Agniveer" for a period of four years, including training period.

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First Published: Fri, June 17 2022. 11:38 IST