Agnipath Case: Delhi High Court transfers petitions against Agnipath scheme, read what the Supreme Court said


The Supreme Court has transferred all the petitions challenging the Agripath Recruitment Scheme to the Delhi High Court. There are already many petitions pending there. The court has directed the Registrar General to transfer these cases to the Delhi High Court. Noting that such petitions are pending in other High Courts, the Supreme Court said that the High Courts should give the petitioners the option to transfer the Delhi High Court petitions or keep the petitions pending with the liberty to interfere in the Delhi High Court. SC said in its order regarding hearing, ‘Several petitions on one subject are neither necessary nor proper’.

The Supreme Court has also asked the High Courts of Kerala, Punjab and Haryana, Patna and Uttarakhand to transfer the PILs against the ‘Agneepath scheme’ to the Delhi High Court. The Supreme Court has asked the Delhi High Court to consider all the transferred PILs as well as the petitions pending before it on the ‘Agneepath scheme’ at the earliest. There was a lot of ruckus last month over the four-year recruitment scheme in the armed forces.

On the other hand, Union Minister of State for Education Annapurna Devi has told Parliament that a system would be put in place to provide 12th equivalent certificate after completing the prescribed period to Agniveers who enroll after passing 10th standard under Agneepath scheme. This was stated by the Minister of State for Education Annapurna Devi in ​​a written reply to a question by Abhishek Banerjee in Lok Sabha.

Commotion in parliament
The matter is heated from Parliament to Court on the Agniveer scheme. The opposition is demanding the withdrawal of this scheme in both the houses of Parliament. On Monday, the first day of the monsoon session, the Congress had given adjournment notice in the Rajya Sabha regarding the ‘Agneepath’, a plan to recruit in the army. Even today, due to the uproar in both the houses, the proceedings were adjourned.


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