The Agnipath recruitment scheme row has spread to more parts of the country after Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
The country witnessed angry protests across 7 states on Friday, with the agitation entering the third consecutive day.
2. Under the Agnipath scheme, those recruited will be paid a lumpsum of Rs 11.5 lakh after completion of four years of service.They will not get any gratuity, pension or any other retirement benefits.
3. Some retired service officers fear this recruitment method could impact the organisational ethos and operational effectiveness of the armed forces.
4. The Union Home Ministry has said that those 'Agniveers' who wish to obtain jobs will be given priority in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), but many defence analysts believe that there is no guarantee to it.