Agneepath Scheme: After Agnipath, will the regular recruitment in the army stop?-5 Important Questions Answered. Will the Agneepath scheme have any impact on the number of soldiers to be recruited in the future?
Today there is a ruckus in the whole country over the Agneepath scheme. Violent protests took place in many places, in which trains were damaged. But in the midst of this noise, some important questions and important information related to this scheme were lost, about which we and you are very important to know.
How the Agneepath scheme is different from the ongoing cadre system
There will be a big change in the Agneepath scheme, regular recruitment in the armed forces. Under this, a certain number of Agniveers will be recruited for 4 years. Later, only up to 25 percent of these can be given regular cadre. The government says that the remaining people will be given preference in other regional and ministry recruitments.
In the recent recruitments (ranked below officers), the army used to conduct its recruitment rallies directly in different cities, where tests were conducted on the basis of physical criteria. From here the youth were directly selected for the regular cadre.
How many recruits does the army do? What will be the impact on future recruitments?
If we take the figures for the last seven years, then there were no recruitments in 2 years of Corona. According to the data shared by the Defense Ministry in March this year, except for officers, the highest recruitment in the last seven years was in 2019-20 in the Army, when 80,572 posts were recruited. On average, only the Army has been recruiting 50,000 soldiers.
Whereas this time the government has recruited 46,000 posts for Agniveers, which is less than the average figure. Whereas due to lack of recruitment in the last two years, the government has given a one-time relaxation of 2 years in the upper age. In such a situation, more and more people will apply for these 46000 posts.
What is the ratio of Agniveers, and what is the effect on the number of army?
So far, there is no such data from which it can be known that after the Agniveer system, the number of soldiers will decrease. But out of the 46,000 posts that have been created so far this year, only a quarter will be given a permanent cadre. This number is far less than the annual recruitment so far.
Now the question arises that what will be the proportion of Agniveers in the army and according to what will it increase year after year. At present, the ratio of Agniveers in the army will be 97:3 after the recruitments are done on the posts that have been released. In the future, as this number increases, their share will also increase, because older people will also retire faster.
According to media reports, there is a plan to make the ratio of experienced and young soldiers 50:50 through this scheme in the long run.
At the same time, defense expert Bramha Chelani says that this scheme will help in reducing the average age of the army from 32 years to 25 years, which is a global trend.
Will there be an impact on the regimental system?
According to the information released by the government, there will be no effect on the regimental system due to Agneepath. Rather, only the better soldiers among the firefighters will be able to move forward, due to which the regimental system will be more strong.
But if there is a decrease in the number of soldiers in the future, then surely this system can be adversely affected.
Agneepath Scheme: Agneepath plan is being fiercely opposed
After the implementation of the Agneepath scheme in the Indian Army, youths preparing to join the army have come on the road across the country. Trains are being burnt from place to place by the protesting youth. Government properties are being damaged. Not only this, but protesters in Bihar also targeted the homes and offices of BJP leaders.
The spark of protest from Bihar regarding the Agneepath scheme has spread to 11 states. After Bihar, UP, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, and Rajasthan, now there have been demonstrations in Telangana as well. In many cities like Ballia, and Samastipur, protesters set the train on fire.