Agnipath scheme 2022: Candidates shortlisted for IAF move to Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court received a petition by various candidates who have been shortlisted as Airmen in the Indian Air Force

  • The Delhi High Court received a petition by various candidates who have been shortlisted as Airmen in the IAF
  • As per the plea the enrollment list containing names of selected candidates had to be published on July 10, 2021
  • Centre introduced the new Agnipath Scheme this year on June 24, 2022

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Agnipath scheme 2022: Candidates shortlisted for IAF move to Delhi High Court

Agnipath scheme 2022: The Delhi High Court received a petition by various candidates who have been shortlisted as Airmen in the Indian Air Force seeking issuance of enrolment list and completion of previous recruitment as per a 2019 notification, without being affected by the Centre’s new Agnipath recruitment scheme for armed forces. The petition was deferred for two weeks on Tuesday, by the division bench given the pendency of a similar matter before the Supreme Court, which is coming up for hearing next week. A plea has been filed by 20 candidates who were awaiting their enrollment as Airmen in Indian Air Force.

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As per the plea the enrollment list containing names of selected candidates had to be published on July 10, 2021, however, the same was not published. As per the plea various statements were issued by the Central Airmen Selection Board on their official website stating that there was a delay in declaration of result on account of COVID and administrative reasons.

Post that the Centre has introduced the new Agnipath Scheme this year on June 24, 2022 after which the Air Force had invited application for various posts. The contention point is that posts covered under the 2019 recruitment notification also feature in the Agnipath scheme.

The reason the petitioners are so upset is that they applied for the post with a legitimate expectation that their result would be declared and consequently be appointed if they are considered fit for the for the posts but it does not seem to see the day light.

The plea also argues that  the cancellation of the recruitment process is wholly illegal, arbitrary as well as violative of the rights of the petitioners guaranteed under Article 16(1) of the Constitution of India.

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