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Agnipath scheme will lead to a leaner military, savings in pensions but can also unlock a socio-political transformation. Critically analyse.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

3. Agnipath scheme will lead to a leaner military, savings in pensions but can also unlock a socio-political transformation. Critically analyse. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 2 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about Agnipath scheme, its benefits and risks.

Directive:

Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a balanced judgment on the topic.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin the writing about aims and objectives of Agnipath scheme for recruiting soldiers.

Body:

Frist, discuss the key features of the scheme – recruitment, salary, duration and post tenure etc.

Next, write about the major benefits from the scheme.

Next, write about various concerns associated with the scheme in the short term and long term

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.