Amid ‘Agnipath’ Row, PM’s Meeting With 3 Service Chiefs Today: 10 Facts

The federal government has dominated out a rollback.of the scheme (File)

The chiefs of three companies – Military, Navy and the Air Power – will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi at this time to temporary him on the ‘Agnipath’ recruitment scheme.

Listed below are the highest 10 updates on this large story

  1. PM Modi’s assembly with the service chiefs comes within the wake of widespread protests in opposition to the centre’s short-term recruitment plan for the armed forces.
  2. Referring to the ‘Agnipath’ scheme, the Prime Minister on Monday mentioned some choices “might look unfair” at first, however will assist in nation-building later.
  3. Over 600 trains had been cancelled on Monday amid protests in varied components of the nation as a part of  ‘Bharat Bandh’, though the shutdown name over the ‘Agnipath’ scheme obtained a tepid response.
  4. The three companies of the navy on Sunday got here out with a broad schedule of enrolment below the ‘Agnipath’ scheme and warned those that indulged in violence and arson won’t be inducted. The Military has mentioned the induction of troopers below the ‘Agnipath’ scheme will start subsequent month.
  5. The Residence and Defence ministries on Saturday promised new 10 per cent quotas every in jobs for ‘Agnipath’ recruits after their four-year tenure within the armed pressure.
  6. The Residence Ministry has additionally determined to offer 3 years of age leisure past the prescribed higher age restrict to Agniveers for recruitment in Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles.
  7. Protests erupted in a number of states after the centre unveiled the ‘Agnipath’ scheme final Tuesday. Underneath the scheme, folks between 17.5 and 21 years will probably be recruited within the armed forces for a four-year interval, adopted by obligatory retirement for many with out gratuity and pension advantages.
  8. In a bid to pacify the protesters, the federal government has prolonged the higher age restrict to 23 years for recruitment in 2022.
  9. The ‘Agnipath’ scheme goals to chop down authorities’s large wage and pension payments and unlock funds for arms procurement. The troopers to be recruited below the plan can be known as ‘Agniveers’.
  10. A number of opposition events, in addition to some navy veterans, have criticised the scheme, They are saying that the four-year tenure will hit the preventing spirit within the troopers and make them risk-averse. The federal government, nonetheless, has dominated out a rollback.

 

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