India Inc. believes that Agnipath Scheme will create a great talent pool for hiring

Businessmen such as Harsh Goenka and N Chandrashekharan have expressed their interest in employing retired Agniveers

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The Agnipath Scheme announced by the Central government has sparked widespread violence in various states of the country. While many people have expressed their disagreement for the short-service scheme for the Indian Armed Forces, India Inc. has managed to see some positive outcomes in the Agnipath Scheme.

People such as N Chandrasekharan, chairman, Tata Sons and Harsh Goenka, chairman, RPG Enterprises have actually realised that people who serve in the Indian Armed Forces for four years will actually form a great talent pool for the Indian corporate sector.

In fact, Anand Mahindra was one of the first industrialists who showed his support to Agniveers by making a statement on social media that the Mahindra Group would be happy to hire the Agniveers after their stint with the Army.

Soon after Mahindra’s tweet, Harsh Goenka, chairman, RPG Group and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, executive chairperson, Biocon, followed suit with their support. “The RPG group also welcomes the opportunity to employ the Agniveers. I do hope other corporates will also join us to take this pledge and assure our youths of a future,” says Goenka in his tweet.

Retweeting Goenka’s tweet, Mazumdar said, “I firmly believe that Agniveers will have a distinct advantage in recruitment in the industrial job market.”

In a statement to the media, Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries has also come forward and expressed a positive outlook towards hiring the Agniveers after their service ends.

Sanjiv Mehta, CEO, HUL, has said that the quality of the talent pool will be enhanced by the Agnipath Scheme. After a few upskilling programmes, the Agniveers will be able to do any job. “As the CEO and MD of Hindustan Unilever, I would love to recruit trained, passionate, disciplined and skilled people. We might have to provide them some kind of skilling for the kind of job they may undertake but this would become a great pool of talent,” he tweeted.

In a statement given to the media, Chandrasekharan says that the Tata Group recognises the potential of Agniveers and would love to give opportunities to the young, disciplined and trained professionals.

Sujjal Jindal, MD & CEO, JSW, feels that Agniveers are a boon, and will form a great talent pool for the corporate sector.

“I firmly believe the discipline and skills that Agniveers will gain will provide market-ready professional solutions for our industry. I sincerely hope our industry supports the recruitment of such capable young people,” tweets Sangita Reddy, group joint managing director, Apollo Hospitals.

Centre announced the Agnipath Scheme wherein young people will be recruited and trained for Army, Navy and Air Force and will serve for a period of four years only.

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