Congress Leader Manish Tiwari On Agnipath Scheme Expressing that the new Agneepath scheme is a much-needed reform in the right direction and the Armed Forces should not have an employment guarantee programme. The government on Tuesday launched a scheme to recruit soldiers on a short-term contract basis for four years in the Army, Navy and Air Force as part of a major change in the decades-old selection process. p>
Tewari said this is a reform that is much needed and it is a reform in the right direction. He said in a tweet that I sympathize with the youth concerned about the Agneepath recruitment process. The reality is that India needs a young armed force with state-of-the-art weapons technology.
I do empathise with youth who have concerns over Agnipath recruitment process. Reality is India needs a younger armed force with lighter human footprint savvy on technology, equipped with state of art weaponry. Armed forces of Union shouldn’t be an employment guarantee program
— Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari) June 16, 2022
Manish Tiwari said in his tweet that the armed forces should not have an employment guarantee program. His statement is contrary to his party’s stand, as the Congress has criticized the government on this plan and has also demanded its postponement. Congress says that the next step should be taken only after extensive consultation with experts and others.
What is Agneepath scheme?
The Central Government, making radical changes in the decades-old Defense Recruitment Process, has made ‘Agneepath’ regarding the recruitment of soldiers in the Army, Navy and Air Force. The scheme (Agnipath Scheme) was announced on Tuesday. Under which the recruitment of soldiers will be done on contract basis for a short period of four years. Under the scheme, about 46,000 soldiers will be recruited in the three services this year. The eligibility age for selection will be between 17 and a half years to 21 years and they will be named as Agniveer.