Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday met the three service chiefs amid escalating protests towards the ‘Agnipath’ navy recruitment scheme in a number of components of the nation.

It was Singh’s second assembly with the chiefs of the Military, Navy and the Air Pressure for the second straight day on the problem.

There was no official touch upon the assembly.

It’s learnt that the main target of the deliberations was on pacifying the protesters.

Because the protests intensified in varied components of the nation, the defence minister on Saturday accredited a proposal to order 10 per cent of the roles in varied organisations underneath the ministry for recruits underneath the ‘Agnipath’ scheme in the event that they meet the requisite eligibility standards.

The Dwelling Ministry additionally introduced 10 per cent reservations for ‘Agniveers’ in Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles following completion of their four-year tenure underneath the brand new recruitment scheme.

The Indian Air Pressure on Sunday got here out with particulars of the brand new scheme. The Indian Navy and the Military are anticipated to situation comparable particulars quickly.

The three companies are planning to deploy the primary batches of recruits underneath the brand new scheme each in operational and non-operational roles by June subsequent yr, senior navy officers mentioned.

In an try and pacify the protesters, the federal government on Thursday evening elevated the higher age restrict for recruitment underneath the ‘Agnipath’ scheme to 23 years from 21 for the yr 2022.

Unveiling the scheme on Tuesday, the federal government mentioned youths between the ages of 17 and-a-half and 21 years could be inducted for a four-year tenure whereas 25 per cent of them can be subsequently inducted for normal service.

The youths to be recruited underneath the brand new scheme could be known as ‘Agniveer’. A significant goal of the scheme is to deliver down the typical age of navy personnel and minimize ballooning wage and pension payments.

The announcement of the brand new scheme got here within the backdrop of recruitments into the navy remaining stalled over the coronavirus pandemic for over two years.

The Military recruits 50,000 to 60,000 troopers yearly. Nevertheless, the recruitment couldn’t happen for the final two years as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

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