Agnipath Scheme Live: Tri-Services Chiefs Meet PM; Protest at JP Nadda's Home
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Agnipath Scheme Protests Live Updates: As nationwide protests over the Centre’s Agnipath scheme wane, chiefs of the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force, on Tuesday, 21 June, reached Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence, to brief him about the scheme as well as their plans for its implementation.
Meanwhile, as per Delhi Police, around 10-12 persons, carrying long sticks with some inflammable material, reached in front of the residence of BJP president JP Nadda to protest against the scheme.
Earlier in the day, tri-services officials had announced that Agniveers recruited under the scheme will be eligible for gallantry awards like other defence personnel, and that Agniveers from the Navy will get direct entry into merchant navy after their four-year stint.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in the morning announced that the state government would give “guaranteed employment” to Agniveers once they are relieved from the defence forces after four years.
Road and rail traffic was partially affected in some regions on Monday during a 'Bharat Bandh' called against the military recruitment scheme
The Army on Monday issued a notification for compulsory online registration of all Agnipath job aspirants from July
The Railways cancelled 529 trains as operations remained disrupted due to the protests, which included 181 mail/express trains and 348 passengers trains
The Defence Ministry on Sunday warned that those taking part in the protests against the scheme will not be inducted in the army
Farmers' collective Samyukta Kisan Morcha has decided to hold a nationwide protest against the military recruitment scheme on 24 June
Protestors at Nadda's Residence, Legal Action Being Taken: Delhi Police
"10-12 persons reached in front of the residence of BJP president JP Nadda to protest against Agnipath scheme. They were carrying long sticks with some inflammable material. They put the burning material on the entrance gate. Legal action is being taken against them," ANI quoted Delhi Police as saying.
Tri-Services Chiefs Arrive at PM Modi's Residence
Chiefs of the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force have reached Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence, as per reports. They are expected to brief him about the scheme as well as their plans for its implementation.
'No Change in Process': Army Official on Agniveer Recruitment
Speaking about the recruitment for Agniveers intot the army, Lt General Bansi Ponappa, Adjutant General, Indian Army, said that there was no change in the usual process.
"We have compress the timeline as there was no recruitment in the past two years," he said.
"This scheme is beneficial for the nation and the army. It will be very successful in the long-term," the army official said.
Direct Entry Into Merchant Navy for Agniveers: Navy Official
"We have been in talks with the Ministry of Shipping for months, it issued an order yesterday. The order is for Agniveers. After 4 years of training when these Agniveers come out, they can directly go into the merchant navy," Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, Chief of Personnel, Indian Navy, announced
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