10% reservation for Agniveers in Central Armed Forces and Assam Rifles
Congress leaders will protest at Delhi's Jantar Mantar on Sunday, in which all the big leaders of the party will be involved.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to provide 10% reservation for Agniveers for recruitment in CAPFs (Central Armed Police Forces) and Assam Rifles. Agniveers were given 3 years relaxation in upper age limit for recruitment in two forces. Age relaxation will be 5 years from the upper age limit for the first batch of Agniveer.
The Congress party has also announced a demonstration amid the uproar across the country against the Agneepath scheme.
Violent demonstrations took place in many states of the country on Friday against the Agneepath scheme for army recruitment. Against the plan, student organizations of Bihar have called for a nationwide bandh on Saturday. The RJD has also announced its support for the bandh. RJD's Bihar unit president Jagdanand Singh said that the short term recruitment scheme is not in the interest of the youth of the country. At the same time, Left parties have also supported the bandh.
According to media reports, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will hold a review meeting on Saturday regarding the scheme. Navy Chief, Air Force Chief and Defense Ministry officials will be present in this meeting. The Army Chief is going to Dundigal in Hyderabad to participate in the passing out parade of the Air Force on Saturday, so he will not take part in the meeting. General Manoj Pandey on Friday appealed to the youth to join the army and become Agniveer.