Among the ongoing protests against the Agnipath scheme in most parts of the country, the Chairman of Mahindra Group took to Twitter to announce that his company will be interested in hiring the Agniveers.
Anand Mahindra further adds, the discipline and skills Agniveers gain will make them eminently employable. The Mahindra Group will be happy to have such trained young and talented people in their team.
Saddened by the violence around the #Agneepath program. When the scheme was mooted last year I stated-& I repeat-the discipline & skills Agniveers gain will make them eminently employable. The Mahindra Group welcomes the opportunity to recruit such trained, capable young people
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) June 20, 2022
However, this tweet received a lot of mixed reactions. Some congratulated the industrialist for his initiative. On the other hand, most netizens slammed him for making this comment at this crucial point of time. Some label this as a joke, whereas some point out that he’s doing it for his own personal agenda.
This tweet did not help the Mahindra Group in the share market, as prices of the scrip dropped 1.31% in the first four hours of trading and currently seem to be heading downwards.
Following are some of the responses Mahindra received:
- Asking him why he is waiting only for this scheme to come into action, and what did he do for the job security of ex-servicemen retiring every year
Why await this new scheme? Has the Mahendra Group, so far, reached out to thousands of highly skilled & disciplined ex-Servicemen (Jawans & Officers), retiring every year & desperately seeking a 2nd career. It would be nice to get some statistics from your Group.
— Arun Prakash (@arunp2810) June 20, 2022
- Questioning him why he won’t employ soldiers of 33-35 yrs of age with 17-19 years experience, and what makes him consider soldiers with four years experience more employable
Every year more than 50000 regular soldiers with minimum 17 yrs experience are retired from Army. How many out of 50K you employ every year? If u don’t employ soldiers of 33-35 yrs of age with 17-19 yrs exp then how come you will consider soldiers with 4 yrs exp more employable? https://t.co/8aFKgjTt7Y
— Rashtriya Janata Dal (@RJDforIndia) June 20, 2022
- One question thrown at him was: What payscale will they be recruited at?
What kind of business MG is having to hire for such positions and what will be the pay scale? 2K 5K?
— Roast_MA (@roast_MA) June 20, 2022
- One comment: this scheme will bring discipline into people’s lives forever
I am sure that Agniveers will get immense positive experience. It will make their life better. When my son joined defense dept, I was not pleased. He worked there only for 15 months but he changed completely for better. I am very happy.
— संजय कुमार रोटीवाला (@sanjai_rotiwala) June 20, 2022
- A moot point would be the Agniveer’s eligibility since Mahindra Group hires a person with a minimum of a graduate degree
Currently all positions at #Mahindra require min Graduate in any discipline. #Agniveer will have no degree only 12th pass. Please shed light on what new positions will be opened for 22-24 yr old with 6 month military training only? How many ex-military hired currently? #agneepath
— Manisha Ahlawat (@Manisha_Ahlawat) June 20, 2022
- One person apprised him that a similar program is run in Singapore called ‘National Service’
Well said Anand sir.
Indeed this is a very good program for youth to get deciplined and trained in military grade.
Quite similar type in Singapore called as National service.https://t.co/gXnnGBbSav
— Coimbatore Govindaraj (@Govind0911) June 20, 2022
- An ex-navy engineering sailor mocked at him since he applied for a job at Mahindra Group five years ago but has not received any response till date
I am Ex Navy Engineering Sailor, released from Navy on 31 July 2017, I approached to Mahindra group for suitable job but they didn't replied for my requst, after 5 years still I am jobless and now suddenly all companies are ready to give jobs to Agniveer. What a joke……
— Abhishek Kumar (@abhi795) June 20, 2022
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