Varanasi: Information about those found indulging in violent demonstrations and sabotage activities against the Agneepath Military Recruitment Scheme in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh is being collected from secret sources and employees of rural areas and claims the names of the persons involved in the incident for recovery. will be sent to A senior official gave this information.
Varanasi District Magistrate (DM) Kaushal Raj Sharma said that the damage to public property would be compensated by the miscreants caught indulging in violent demonstrations and sabotage activities against the ‘Agneepath Military Recruitment Scheme’.
He told that a total of 36 buses were damaged in Varanasi by the miscreants in the past, due to which a loss of Rs 12,97,439 has been caused. So far, a total of 27 miscreants have been arrested and others are being identified.
The District Magistrate said that from the police stations Sigra and Jaitpura, the Gram Sabha of Ghazipur district- Pachrukhwa, Rehri Malipur; Villages of Jaunpur- Nagoli, Saidkhanpur, Gobra, Baharipur, Lal Majhwar, Bhagri and Khawajpura; Gram Sabha Rasepur of District Azamgarh; People have been apprehended from Kusavu, Gram Sabha of District Mau and Gram Sabha of District Varanasi- Hatiyar, Hajipur, Mudhadev, Devraidan, Cholapur and Gosaipur.
According to news agency PTI, the official said, “The authorities will compensate them for the damage caused to public property during the protest.”
He also said that more information about those involved in such acts is being collected from government employees, ‘secret’ sources in rural areas of Varanasi and officials from other districts.
The District Magistrate appealed to the youth not to be misled by anyone and not to indulge in any chaotic work.
“If they indulge in any kind of illegal activity and are caught, they will be deprived of government jobs and will also have to compensate for the loss of public property,” he said.
On June 17, a total of 36 buses of Transport Corporation, Varanasi Region and Varanasi City Transport Services Limited were damaged by 100-150 miscreants by pelting stones and hitting them with sticks.
He said that due to this, there was a loss of Rs 4,06,950 to the Transport Corporation, Varanasi area and Rs 8,90,489 to the Varanasi City Transport Services Limited.
He said that in relation to these incidents of sabotage, three FIRs have been lodged at Sigra police station, two FIRs in Jaitpura police station and one FIR in Cantt Varanasi.
He said that video evidence has been sent to the claims tribunal in Allahabad set up for recovery of damages to public property after preparing full claim proposals including the names of 27 people with their photographs.
It is to be known that during the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in 2019, officials in Uttar Pradesh had similarly issued notices for recovery of damages to government property.
Let us inform that on June 14, the Central Government, in a radical change in the decades-old defense recruitment process, had announced a scheme called Agneepath for the recruitment of soldiers in the Army, Navy and Air Force, under which the recruitment of soldiers was only for a short period of four years. will be done on contract basis.
Under the scheme, about 46,000 soldiers will be recruited in the three services this year. Under the scheme, youth in the age group of 17.5 years to 21 years will be recruited in the army for four years and 25 percent of them will be kept in the army for the next 15 years.
However, later the government increased the maximum age limit for recruitment to 23 years in 2022. The recruits recruited under this new scheme will be called ‘Agniveer’.
It is to be known that in the first year of employment under the Agneepath scheme, the monthly salary of an ‘Agniveer’ will be Rs 30,000, but only Rs 21,000 will come in hand. Every month 9,000 rupees will go to a fund of the government, in which the government will also put the same amount on its behalf.
After this, the monthly salary in the second, third and fourth year will be Rs 33,000, Rs 36,500 and Rs 40,000. Each ‘Agniveer’ will get an amount of Rs 11.71 lakh as ‘Service Fund Package’ and will be exempted from income tax.
Since the announcement of the Agneepath scheme, there were widespread protests in many states including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Telangana. During this, on June 17, a 24-year-old man was killed in firing by the RPF to clear the protesters at Secunderabad station in Telangana. This is the first case of someone’s death during the violence. The deceased youth has been identified as 24-year-old Rakesh, a resident of Dabirpet village in Warangal district.
In an effort to quell the ongoing protests against the Agneepath military recruitment scheme, the country’s military leadership announced on June 19 that applicants for the new recruitment scheme would have to submit an affidavit with a pledge that they had completed any Has not participated in protests, arson or agitations.
(with input from news agency language)
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