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Agnipath promises to hire only about 46,000 people initially; this would be increased in subsequent years

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Mahesh Vyas 

Mahesh Vyas

The government announced two hiring programmes during the week that began on June 13, but angry protesters set ablaze public property through the week. On June 14, the government announced that the Prime Minister had instructed that a million people must be employed by the various government ministries over the next 18 months on mission mode. The emphasis was on providing to the youth. This is ambitious and a very big announcement. To place this number in perspective, India added 2.8 million in 2019-20, the last normal year, in a sense. The addition of a million by the government is therefore very big. Government are also the most coveted. This makes the Prime Minister’s instruction even more important.

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First Published: Mon, June 20 2022. 23:59 IST
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