There’s a massive dispute being waged against the newly announced Agneepath scheme , which recruits young people named as Agniveer for a that lasts for four years. They are demanding that the program should be stopped as it compromises the sanity of the armed forces , and does not provide pensions, or pensions. They are also concerned about what Agniveers will do when they reach the time of their retirement. In protest, some groups have started fires on trains in several cities across the nation. But, the administration has laid out range of advantages of the scheme. The benefits are as follows:-
1.) 25% of the employees to be retained: – The most significant benefit of this plan is that up to 25% of the employees are retained in their positions with the armed forces. This means that thousands of individuals will eventually get permanent employment.
2.) Financial and experience support: Agniveer who are not retained will be able to gain direct experience of working in the military. It is certain that they will be more disciplined and proficient after their time in the military. Additionally but they will also be able to access a the financial support of 12 Lakhs which allows them to start their own company or use the money for further training.
3.) Priority for recruitment at the state force: Another huge benefit of ‘Agniveers’ is that they will be the priority the hiring process for state government security forces. Numerous states have granted approval to the same. The Agniveers will be issued the certificate known as the ‘Agniveer Kaushal Certificate.
4.) Priority in hiring for CAPF or Assam Rifles: The government has already stated that the Agniveers will have preference when it comes to hiring for CAPS or Assam Rifle.
5) Many more people will have the chance to serve their country: The government of the nation has stated that more and more people will have an opportunity to serve the nation under the agneepath program. Each year, newcomers be enrolled in the armed force and lower the median age by 26 from 32 years.
Myths and Criticism for Agneepath
The Central government’s flawed Agnipath Bharti – pmmodischeme.in/agniveer-bharti/ for temporary recruitment for the Indian Armed Forces has come to the attention of various groups of society, such as ex-servicemen engineers, doctors politicians, as well as members of the BJP too.
Expressing their extreme displeasure over the what’s being called an extremely risky move, they demanded government officials of the BJP Government at the Centre abandon the plan.
The Centre has on Tuesday approved the Agnipath program for recruitment of Indian youngsters to join the Armed Forces for a short period which is four years. In the course of the period of four years the soldier’s salary per month will start at $21,000, after a deduction of Rs 9,900 towards contribution to and the Agniveer Corpus. After four years the soldier would earn an amount of 11.71 lakh in the form of Seva Nidhi packages.
The announcement provoked a wave of protests and agitations throughout the nation, mostly from senior military personnel who have retired who firmly stated that the plan was a catastrophe on behalf of members of the Armed Forces.
Major General (Retd) GD Bakshi, decorated officer and well-known BJP supporter, weighed in strongly against the plan in a statement that said He was “flabbergasted with”the Agniveer program”. “I thought it was an experiment that was being carried out on the basis of a pilot. This is a universal change to transform Indian army forces into an unconscripted force with a short-term tenure similar to the Chinese. For God For His sake, do not take this step,” he tweeted. In a plea for the Centre not to demolish institutions, he added: “Let us not destroy our institutions during a period of huge threats from China and Pakistan. To save money, do not demolish the things we have. Armed forces require a mix of both experience and youth. Four-year tenure troops could be more cautious about risk. Study the lessons of Russia (sic).” “Switching over to a four-year online tour-of-duty in one day is a disruptive transition,” the vocal retired Army officer wrote.
Major General (Retd) Harsha Kakar, sharing a video uploaded by an Army candidate, who was concerned about the lack of pensions or financial security for his family members, posted on Twitter: “This is the common opinion of the public about Agneepath. People who see it as an important game changer must consider the implications. The implementation of schemes without careful consideration is risky and risky. Let’s reassess.”
In addition to retirement Armed Forces personnel, employees and professionals from other fields also voiced their worries. The former CBI Director M Nageswara Rao tweeted: “Tour of Duty is a US concept of deploying temporary soldiers for three to five years. As the result US Military has never won a conflict. Govt is replicating it in our Army which is a disaster. Why is there not a public debate on this crucial question? Where are Media Television channels, and retired Army officers?” Chaitanya Mahaprabhbu, mechanical engineer, may have summarized the best the outrage against the Centre in his tweet: “Tour of duty or Agneepath scheme of the Central Government is a disaster. Soldiers are enlisted to defend the country for the rest of his life. It’s not a Zomato job.”