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Agnipath Scheme launched in 14th June by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh in the presence of all three chiefs of defense staff. Scheme's main purpose is to recruit the youth in the Indian Army for a personnel below the officer rank, for four year tenure. After that they have to exit the service and only 25% of them will further recruit for 15 year tenure. Youth who join the army through Agnipath Scheme, will be called ‘Agniveer’.
Since the launch of its scheme protest erupted in the Bihar, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and UP states. Many military experts also show dissent views against the Agnipath scheme.
Today we will know what is Agnipath Scheme? why people are protesting against it?
Agnipath Scheme is for youth who wanted to join Indian Army for a post below the officer rank. It is actually a reformation in the defense recruitment by the govt.
People are protesting against this scheme for various reasons-:
In the state of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and UP, people are protesting against this scheme. In Bihar's Buxar, Chapra,Muzzafarnagar and other districts, people are burning trains and damaging buses and other properties.
Many candidates in the state of Bihar, UP, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh is protesting against this scheme. Some of the Army veteran also not supporting this scheme.
One of the candidates said a youth who becomes an agniveer at 17.5 years will neither have any professional degree nor any special qualifications, so he will be bound to take up second-class jobs.
Another Candidate said the scheme is an eyewash that offers little to create jobs and opportunities. The youth preparing to join the army are saying they work hard and prepare for many years to join the army. In such a situation, they do not accept a four-year job. The protesting students have appealed to the government to immediately withdraw this scheme.
Retd. Major General G.D.Bakshi,a decorated officer also showed dissent over this scheme and tweeted
Was flabergasted by the Agniveer scheme. I thought initially it was a trial being done on a pilot basis. this is an across the board change to convert Indian armed forces to a short tenure quasi- conscript forceLike the Chinese. ForGods sakePLEASE DONT do it— Maj Gen (Dr)GD Bakshi SM,VSM(retd) (@GeneralBakshi) June 14, 2022
Lets not destroy our institutions in a time of great threatsfrom China&Pak .Armed forces have performed well .Just for Saving money let us not destroy what we have. Armed forces need a mixture of youth & Experience.4 year tenure forces could be risk averse. learnfromRussia— Maj Gen (Dr)GD Bakshi SM,VSM(retd) (@GeneralBakshi) June 14, 2022
Another Senior Major Genral Yash Mor also not supporting the Agnipath Scheme
Stop looking at armed forces from economic point of view. Military life and career can't be evaluated from money saved to the exchequer.— Maj Gen (Dr) YashMor (@YashMor5) June 14, 2022
Looking to be difficult to implement scheme, with negative connotations in all aspects. #tourofduty
Defense Expert Major General P.K.Sehgal also express his view on interview on Aaj Tak.