PM Modi To Meet Three Chiefs of Armed Forces Tomorrow Over Agnipath Scheme

Unveiling the Agnipath scheme in the presence of the three service chiefs, Defce Minister Rajnath Singh had said on June 14 said that it was a transformative initiative.

By Ashita Singh
Mon, 20 Jun 2022 08:18 PM IST
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PM Modi To Meet Three Chiefs of Armed Forces Tomorrow Over Agnipath Scheme

New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet the chiefs of the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force on Tuesday, June 21. In the meeting, all the service chiefs would brief PM on the Agnipath recruitment scheme.

Meanwhile, today in a rally PM Modi stated his view on the newly launched scheme. He said, " the scheme may seem bitter now but will bear fruits in coming days."

Earlier, amid the massive nationwide protest on the said scheme, the centre said there would be no rollback on the scheme and all the people joining this recruitment will have to pledge that they weren't part of the agitation.

The Agnipath scheme was launched last week and following protests, the central government has announced several support measures in the last few days to allay apprehensions surrounding the new recruitment scheme into the armed forces.

Unveiling the Agnipath scheme in the presence of the three service chiefs, Defce Minister Rajnath Singh had said on June 14 said that it was a transformative initiative that would provide a youthful profile to the armed forces.

The Union Cabinet had also approved the scheme on June 14. The youth selected under this scheme will be known as Agniveers.

Listing out the benefits of the scheme, the government said it is a "transformative reform of recruitment policy" of the armed forces and a unique opportunity for the youth to serve the country and contribute to nation-building.

The scheme allows patriotic and motivated youth to serve in the armed forces for a period of four years.

The government said that the scheme provides an attractive financial package, will entail armed forces having a more youthful profile and provides an opportunity for Agniveers to train in the best institutions and enhance their skills and qualifications.

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