Tuesday’s caveat application by the Central government to the Supreme Court asked it to hear it in the petitions it received challenging the “Agnipath” recruitment scheme for the defence forces.
A caveat application is made by a litigant in order to prevent an adverse order from being passed against him/her without the parties being heard.
Advocate ML Sharma filed Monday the PIL to quash the Centre’s notification regarding the Agnipath Scheme. He claimed that the scheme was illegal and unconstitutional.
The PIL stated that the Defense Ministry had issued a notification/press note dated June 14th, which was illegal, unconstitutional, void ab-initio to the Constitution of India and void ab-initio.
Advocate Harsh Singh also filed a PIL requesting directions to the Centre to reconsider its Agnipath recruiting scheme for armed forces. The plea stated that the announcement of the scheme had caused widespread protest in Bihar (UTP), Uttar Pradesh, Haryana (Telangana), Haryana, Uttarakhand), West Bengal (among other states) due to the short-term duration and future uncertainties of the Indian Army’s Agnipath recruitment scheme for armed forces.
The advocate also asked for a stop on the implementation of this scheme beginning June 24, 2022.
Advocate Vishal Tiwari had filed PIL earlier Saturday asking for directions to establish an SIT in order to investigate the violence against the Agnipath Scheme, and the damage done to public property such as Railways.
A petition was also filed seeking directions to create an expert panel under the chairmanship a retired Supreme Court judge in order to study the Agnipath Scheme, its impact on national defense, and the Indian Army.
Tiwari filed a petition stating that it wanted to draw the Court’s attention on the dire situation in the country as a result of the Agnipath Scheme launched by the Centre through the Ministry of Defence.