SC dismisses two pleas challenging Delhi HC judgment on Centre’s Agnipath scheme
Agnipath Project: The Supreme Court dismissed two petitions challenging the Delhi High Court verdict.
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed two petitions filed against the Delhi High Court judgment upholding the central government’s recruitment scheme Agnibad.
A bench comprising Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justices PS Narasimha and JP Parthiwala held that candidates selected through recruitment processes like rallies, physical and medical tests for the security forces before the introduction of the Agnipad scheme are not entitled to the appointment. .
“Sorry, we don’t want to interfere with the high court judgment. The high court has dealt with all the aspects,” dismissed separate petitions filed by Gopal Krishnan and advocate ML Sharma challenging the high court order.
However, the bench, before taking up the Agnibad project for hearing on April 17, posted a third fresh petition related to Indian Air Force (IAF) recruitment.
It asked the Center to file its reply to the third petition regarding recruitment in the IAF.
On March 27, the Supreme Court agreed to hear petitions filed against the Delhi High Court judgment which upheld the central government’s recruitment scheme in the armed forces.
On February 27, the High Court said that the Agnipath Project was created in the national interest with a laudable objective of maintaining national security.