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Def Min Rajnath Singh meets with three service chiefs amid Agnipath protests

Singh held a meeting with Army Chief General Manoj Pande, Navy Chief Admiral R. Hari Kumar, and IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari on Saturday also and as per the source, all three service chiefs attended the meeting.

SNS | New Delhi |

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting with the service chiefs for the second straight day amid ongoing agitation across the nation over the Central government’s Agnipath recruitment scheme.

Singh held a meeting with Army Chief General Manoj Pande, Navy Chief Admiral R. Hari Kumar, and IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari on Saturday also and as per the source, all three services chiefs attended the meeting.

After the meeting, Rajnath Singh announced that the government will reserve 10 per cent jobs in the Defence Ministry for Agniveers.

Besides, the Union home ministry has also announced a ten percent quota in the Central Paramilitary Forces (CAPF) and the Assam Rifles.

The Indian Air Force, meanwhile on Sunday morning released the details of the Agnipath recruitment scheme.

The process for recruitment will begin on June 24. The IAF document lists the eligibility, educational qualification, medical standards, assessment, leave, remuneration, life insurance cover, etc., among many other factors.

The Department of Military Affairs Additional Secretary Lt. General Anil Puri will also address a media briefing later in the day on the issue of the Agniveer recruitment scheme.