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.

Know Some points of contention on Agnipath scheme


1. Aspirants want a full tenure of 15 years, whereas in the Agnipath  scheme only 25% of the Agniveers will be retained for the next 15 years.

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.