The Government of India has introduced a new system called the Agnipath Scheme
for the registration of unauthorized personnel at three branches of the Indian
Army. There will be no other way to join the army without the Agnipath Scheme.
Agniveers, a new military Rank for recruits using this process, will be the name
given to those recruited.
The Central Government did not issue a white paper before implementing the new
hiring method. Parliament and the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence
did not discuss the plan. Prior to the announcement on June 15, the public was
unaware of the program. Efforts to do so will begin in September 2022 after it
has been approved by the Indian government in June 2022. Long periods of
previous system, pensions, and other benefits will not work under this scheme.
The program is open to men and women between the ages of 17.5 and 21. (23 years
as a one-time waiver for the 2022 year). The recruitment of the Indian Army,
Navy, and Airforce will be done twice a year through this program. The vacancies
that will be created will be below the senior level.
The only way to join the army would be through the Agnipath Scheme. Employees
employed by Agniveers will serve as four years comprising six months of training
followed by 3.5 years, with a salary of Rs. 4.76 lacs per year for the first
year that can be upgraded to Rs.6.92 lacs per year by the end of the 4th year,
and employees should carry 30% of the salary allocation as a contribution to the
chamber estimated at Rs. 11.71 lacs, exempt from income tax to be received by
employees at the end of four years of service.
The day after the launch, violent protests erupted in various Indian states as
army supporters who were unhappy with the new system demanded the abolition and
destruction of public property, causing extensive damage to public
infrastructure. The movement of more than 300 trains was affected by the burning
of 12 trains on June 17. 11 trains were diverted and 90 were suspended due to
cancellation or delays.
For the past three years, there have been no recruits. Recruitment in the Indian
Army was suspended due to the outbreak of COVID-19. As a result, the Army's
working capacity began to decline due to the annual staff shortages.
Up to 25% of Agniveers selected from applicants for the mid-exam examination
will be selected by the general category on the basis of merit and performance
shown over the four years, with fixed pay scales and pension benefits in
accordance with existing rules applicable to Agniveers. after retiring from
work. The Indian Army pension scheme does not include those who leave the army
before they can serve for four years. The Indian government expects to fill
45,000 to 50,000 positions a year with the help of this program.
Opposition groups in India have called for the program to be suspended and for
it to be debated in Parliament.
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI (M) said it strongly endorsed the:
'program which undermines the interests of the Indian state. pensions, severely
disrupting the quality and effectiveness of our armed forces. "
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav called the plan "negligent" and could
"kill" the future of the country.
A Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) official said people returning after four
years of work would create gang warfare in the country.
Congress has not called for the country's interest or security, and has called
for the program to be postponed.
Congress member Rahul Gandhi said the center would be forced to postpone the
Agnipath recruitment process and the Prime Minister would have to apologize to
the country's youth.
The leader of the opposition party in Haryana, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, said:
"There are far-reaching consequences and this was not fully considered during
the preparation of the plan. Over time, this policy will have a negative impact
on the security of our country,"
He said. It seems that the government is interfering with the country's
security with the aim of saving money through salaries, pensions, salaries and
halving military power. "
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann said:
"This is an insult to the Army. Deception with the youth of the country. This is
an insult to the Army. Deception with the youth of the country.
Following the launch of the program on June 15, 2022, some provinces saw violent
protests against retreats and vandalism, including buses and trains, in protest
of the new policy. A total of 200 trains were disrupted, 35 were canceled, and
13 were suspended before they could reach their destination due to the protests.
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