A fair and egalitarian society has the right to know both the pros and the cons of any scheme that gets launched. But for running a government, a leader must be resolute, decisive and progressive. Union Government has discussed all aspects before introducing the Agnipath scheme. This unique scheme will lead to refurbishment of India defence forces. It will also reduce its expenditure to some extent.
A disciplinary Agniveer tenure of four years will brighten up the lives of the youth of India. It is a pertinent question, does the army only teaches us to hold a gun and forces us to do strenuous exercises? In reality military life prepares one to fight against all adversities. Discipline and various life skills are also part of defence training. Union Ministry of Education has promised to provide a basket of courses to the Agniveers to intensify their knowledge as well as amplify their potential when they leave the Army.
The Government has stressed on reduction of expenditure on the inflating pensions and salary components. Capital outlay is defined as the money that's spent to maintain, upgrade, acquire or repair capital assets. Since 2016 the money spent on the pension budget was more than the rejuvenation of the army. Agnipath scheme targets to cut down expenses on the pensions so that there will be extra funds to modernize the army.
Some corporate leaders have already promised jobs to the Agniveers after their four year long tenure. The Agniveers are also assured of getting posts in Paramilitary forces and government sector.
To some the scheme may seem to be vexatious. But in the long run it will be a boon for patriotic spirit of Indian youths. In a democracy voice of dissent has its value. Everyone has freedom of speech. But this country has no space for vandalism in the name of opposition for opposition sake. The persons guilty of disturbing peace of this country through violent protest against Angnipath scheme has to be dealt with hard hand. Everyone should accept Agnipath scheme as the roots of a fruitful tree that will pay back to us amply.