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UPSC News Diary For Today 15 June 2022

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UPSC News Diary For Today” is every day published in the evening between 6-7 PM and contains all current affairs articles from the day on a single platform. ”UPSC News Diary For Today” covers various topics from UPSC Syllabus and is very helpful and time managing for UPSC Aspirants. The framing of this daily current affairs compilation article is easy to read and understandable also.

In the ”UPSC News Diary For Today” article, we focus on both UPSC Preliminary and Mains exam-oriented current affairs & prepare a gist of daily important news articles from leading National Newspapers, PIB, and other various official sources.

AGNIPATH Scheme

In News

The Union Cabinet has approved an attractive recruitment scheme for Indian youth to serve in the Armed Forces.

 

Key Points About AGNIPATH Scheme

  • The scheme is called AGNIPATH and the youth selected under this scheme will be known as Agniveers. 
  • AGNIPATH allows patriotic and motivated youth to serve in the Armed Forces for a period of four years.
  • The AGNIPATH scheme has been designed to enable a youthful profile of the Armed Forces.
  • It will provide an opportunity to the youth who may be keen to don the uniform by attracting young talent from the society who are more in tune with contemporary technological trends and plough back skilled, disciplined and motivated manpower into the society.
  • It is envisaged that average age profile of Indian Armed forces would come down by about 4-5 years by implementation of this scheme.
  • The nation stands to immensely benefit by infusion of highly inspired youth with deeper understanding of self-discipline, diligence and focus who would be adequately skilled and will be able to contribute in other sectors.
  • The dividends of a short military service to the nation, society and the youth of the nation are immense. This includes inculcation of patriotism, team work, enhancement of physical fitness, ingrained loyalty for the country and availability of trained personnel to boost national security in times of external threats, internal threats and natural disasters.
  • This is a major defence policy reform introduced by the Government to usher in a new era in the Human Resource policy of the three Services. The policy, which comes into immediate effect, will hereafter govern the enrolment for the three services.

 

Benefits to the Agniveers

  • Agniveers will be given an attractive customised monthly package along with Risk and Hardship allowances as applicable in the three services.
  • On completion of the engagement period of four years, Agniveers will be paid one-time ‘SevaNidhi’ package which shall comprise their contribution including accrued interest thereon and matching contribution from the Government equal to the accumulated amount of their contribution including interest.

 

Overall Advantages

  • A transformative reform of the recruitment policy of the Armed Forces.
  • A unique opportunity for the youth to serve the country and contribute to Nation Building.
  • Armed Forces profile to be youthful and dynamic.
  • The attractive financial package for the Agniveers.
  • Opportunity for Agniveers to train in the best institutions and enhance their skills & qualifications.
  • Availability of well-disciplined and skilled youth with military ethos in civil society.
  • Adequate re-employment opportunities for those returning to society and who could emerge as role models for the youth.

 

Sant Tukkaram

In News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dedicated to the nation the Shila Mandir – a rock temple in honour of the 17th-century saint,  Sant Tukaram at Dehu near Pune.

 

About Shila Mandir

  • Built with a special type of Rajasthani stone, Shila Mandir is a temple dedicated to a slab of stone (shila) on which Sant Tukaram had meditated for 13 days.
  • Devotees of Tukaram, the warkaris, offer prayers at the Shila Temple before starting their pilgrimage to Pandharpur.

 

Key Points

  • The 17th century Bhakti poet and Saint  Tukaram was famous for his devotional poetry known as ‘abhangas’ and spiritual songs known as ‘kirtanas’.
  • His work are central to the Warkari sect in Maharastra.
  • Dehu, on the banks of the Indrayani River is the birth place of the poet saint.
  • He lived in Dehu. A Shila Mandir was built after his demise. But it was not formally structured as a Temple. It has now been rebuilt in stone masonry with 36 peaks and carries an idol of Sant Tukaram.
  • His message about a casteless society and his denial of rituals had led to a social movement.
  • Sant Tukaram is credited with starting the Wari pilgrimage.
  • Sant Tukaram and his work are central to the Warkari sect spread across Maharashtra.

 

The formula for Electing Rajya Sabha Members

In News

The fresh elections for 15 Rajya Sabha seats were held on June 10, 2022.

 

The Formula

  • Since MLAs choose members of the Rajya Sabha, one can assume that political parties with a higher strength in the Lok Sabha will send more MPs to the Upper House. However, that is not always the case.
  • In the voting system, MLAs don’t vote for each seat. If that were the case, then only ruling party candidates would make it through.
  • Instead, the MLAs have to list different candidates in order of their preference.
  • If a qualifying number of voters choose a candidate as their first choice, he or she is elected. The remaining votes go to the next candidates, but with a lesser value.
  • So, MLAs also vote for candidates from other parties.
  • The candidate that gets rank 1 from an MLA secures a first preference vote. In order to win, a candidate needs a specific number of such first preference votes. This number depends on the strength of the state Assembly and the number of MPs it sends to Rajya Sabha.
  • To win, a candidate should get a required number of votes which is known as quota or preference vote. The formula is = [Total number of votes/(Number of Rajya Sabha seats + 1)] + 1.
  • However, the formula is changed in case more than one seat needs to be filled. The total number of votes required for a candidate in the case is = [(Number of votes x 100) / (Vacancies + 1)] + 1.

 

Crisis in India’s Engineering Education System

PARAKH Survey by AICTE: PARAKH Survey was recently released by AICTE which surveys the status of education in various engineering collages of India. It will come under UPSC GS Mains paper 2 syllabus- Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to- Education; Human Resources.

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Crisis in India’s Engineering Education System- AICTE Report

  • A recent survey carried out by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) underlines the crisis plaguing engineering education in the country.

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PARAKH Survey by AICTE

  • About: It was undertaken to evaluate the quality of technical education and identify learning gaps affecting employment prospects of engineering graduates.
    • The survey was carried out through a specially designed online test named PARAKH.
  • Participation in the Survey: in the AICTE Survey, 1.29 lakh students from 2,003 AICTE-approved institutes participated between last September and June 7 this year.
  • Subjects tested for Survey: Besides an aptitude test for all levels, first-year students were tested on physics, chemistry, maths, while second, third and fourth-year students were assessed on competency in their area of specialisation.
    • For third and fourth-year students, the overall scores also took into account their performance in emerging areas such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT).

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Findings of the AICTE Survey

  • According to the AICTE, first year engineering students, across major disciplines, struggle with mathematics more than any other core subject.
    • AICTE found that the foundational learning level in primary classes remains unaddressed in the school education system for a vast majority of students.
    • An analysis of the maths, physics and chemistry skill levels of 22,725 first-year students showed that “more emphasis is required for maths study in the engineering domain”
  • Performance in Maths: It found civil engineering students to be the “lowest performers” in “fundamental subjects”. In maths-
    • Civil engineering students scored an average of 37.48%,
    • Electronics and communication engineering (ECE) students 38.9%,
    • Mechanical engineering students 39.48%,
    • Electrical engineering students 40.02%, and
    • Computer science engineering (CSE) students 40.12%
  • Performance in Physics: electrical engineering students were the best performers with an average score of 52.5%, followed by CSE students at 51%, mechanical engineering students at 50%.
  • Performance in Chemistry: electrical engineering students emerged at the top with an average score of 53.1%, followed by CSE students at 53%, civil engineering students at 51.3%.
  • Performance in Aptitude test: The report points out that students gradually lose focus on aptitude-related topics such as general knowledge and logical reasoning that companies take into account while hiring.
  • Overall Performance: The overall report card shows that second-year students were the best performers, while the performance of third and fourth-year students reflected a clear dip.

Education in India: Learning recovery program for the session 2022-23

 

National Conference of Chief Secretaries

Relevance for UPSC Exam

National Conference of Chief Secretaries: it comes under Governance, Administration and Challenges- Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation part of the UPSC Mains GS Paper 2 Syllabus.

 

National Conference of Chief Secretaries in News

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will chair the First National Conference of Chief Secretaries at HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh on 16th and 17th June, 2022.

 

Key Facts about National Conference of Chief Secretaries

  • About: National Conference of Chief Secretaries will be a significant step towards further strengthening the partnership between the Centre and the State Governments.
  • Participation: More than 200 people will participate in the national conference of chief secretaries, representing the Central Government, all States/ UTs and domain experts.
  • Theme: Three themes have been identified for detailed deliberations in the Conference-
    • Implementation of the National Education Policy;
    • Urban governance; and
    • Crop diversification and achieving self-sufficiency in oilseeds, pulses and other agri-commodities.

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Key Significance of National Conference of Chief Secretaries

  • National Conference of Chief Secretaries will focus on the rapid and sustained economic growth in partnership with the States.
  • Working as Team India, the Conference will lay the ground for collaborative action for higher growth with sustainability, creation of jobs, education, ease of living and aatmanirbharta in agriculture.
  • The Conference will emphasise on evolution and implementation of a common development agenda and blueprint for cohesive action to achieve the aspirations of the people.
  • The outcomes of the Conference will be subsequently deliberated in the Governing Council Meeting of NITI Aayog.
  • At governing council, Chief Ministers and Administrators of all States and Union Territories will be present, so that an action plan can be finalized with the broad consensus at the highest levels.

 

Sessions under National Conference of Chief Secretaries 2022

  • Session on Aspirational Districts Programme: would deliberate upon the achievements made so far, with successful case studies including on data based governance, presented by the young Collectors in specific districts.
  • Special Session on ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav: Roadmap to 2047’: would be conducted by the National Conference of Chief Secretaries.
  • Four Thematic Sessions on-
    • Reducing Compliance Burden & Decriminalization of Minor Offences for Ease of Doing Business;
    • Centre – State Coordination for achieving saturation coverage of schemes and ensuring last mile delivery;
    • Transforming India’s infrastructure through PM Gati Shakti; and
    • Capacity building: Implementation of iGOT – Mission Karmayogi.

Key Facts about Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM)

  • About: Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements.
    • Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav is an embodiment of all that is progressive about India’s socio-cultural, political, and economic identity.
  • Celebrating People of India: Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is dedicated to the people of India who have been instrumental in bringing India thus far in its evolutionary journey.
    • People of India also hold within them the power and potential to enable the Prime Minister’s vision of activating India 2.0, fuelled by the spirit of Atmanirbhar Bharat.
  • Beginning of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav: The official journey of “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” commenced on 12th March 2021 which starts a 75-week countdown to our 75th anniversary of Independence.
  • Categorize: Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is envisioned to be celebrated in five categories –
    • Freedom Struggle,
    • Idea @75,
    • Achievements @75,
    • Action @75 and
    • Resolve @75

National Conference on Cooperation Policy

 

Mumbai Sinking 2mm

Relevance

  • GS 3: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

 

Land subsidence: Context

  • Recently, a study has found that Mumbai is sinking at an average rate of 2mm per year due to land subsidence.

 

Mumbai Sinking at 2mm Every Year: Key points

  • The reason for sinking is a geological phenomenon known as land subsidence, which might lead to increased flooding unless urgent remedial action is taken by urban planners and municipal authorities.
  • The study analysed land subsidence in 99 countries globally, and it found that Tianjin in China is the fastest sinking coastal city in the world at a rate of 5.2cm per year.
  • Apart from Tianjin in China, other coastal cities ‘sinking’ include Jakarta in Indonesia, Shanghai in China, and Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi in Vietnam.
  • Out of 46km2 of land in Mumbai, 19km2 is subsiding at a rate faster than 2mm/yr, with a maximum subsidence rate of 8.45mm/yr.
  • Though the rate of subsidence in Mumbai is significantly lower than other countries in South Asia, it can over time compound the impacts of sea level rise and extreme rainfall events.
  • Recent studies have also indicated that the Arabian Sea is rising by 0.5 to 3mm per year, suggesting that some parts of Mumbai may be sinking faster than sea levels are rising.

 

What is land subsidence?

  • ‘Land subsidence’ refers to the downward, vertical movement of the earth’s surface.
  • It can be caused by groundwater extraction, mining, reclamation of natural wetlands, infrastructure projects and ecological disturbances.
  • Land subsidence is irreversible, and can adversely alter local hydrology, causing floods and damaging civic infrastructure like roads, railways, bridges, telecommunications and others.

 

Land subsidence at Mumbai: Issue

  • Due to a prolonged decline of groundwater in the area that plays a crucial role in land subsidence along the coast, a considerable relationship between land subsidence and groundwater decline can be established over the region.
  • With this declining groundwater, high-rise buildings, and metro development projects, Mumbai is becoming increasingly vulnerable to subsidence, leading to increased inundation.
  • Nearly 38% of Mumbai’s land may be inundated during a normal rainfall. This is a severe issue that has to be addressed immediately.

 

NFT(Non-fungible tokens)

 

Introduction

  • NFT(Non-fungible tokens)  is a technology that allows creators and artists to bypass intermediaries altogether
  • Non-fungible tokens (NFTs), a type of digital asset, have exploded in popularity these days, with NFT artworks selling for millions of dollars.
  • With the invention of NFT, decentralisation has taken place and has allowed artists and creators to gain control – not just over the financial value of their artworks but also over the ownership and copyright of the same.

 

What is an NFT?

  • An NFT is a digital asset that exists on a blockchain. The blockchain serves as a public ledger, allowing anyone to verify the asset’s authenticity and ownership.
  • So unlike most digital items which can be endlessly reproduced, each NFT has a unique digital signature, meaning it is one of a kind.
  • NFTs are usually bought with the cryptocurrency Ether or in dollars and the blockchain keeps a record of transactions.
  • While anyone can view the NFTs, the buyer has the status of being the official owner – a kind of digital bragging rights.

 

What Kind Of NFTs Exist?

  • All kinds of digital objects – images, videos, music, text and even tweets – can be turned into an NFT.
  • Digital art has seen some high-profile sales, while in sports, fans can collect and trade NFTs relating to a particular player or team.
  • NFTs can also be patches of land in virtual world environments, or exclusive use of a cryptocurrency wallet name.

 

When NFT started?

  • Started with a set of 10000 randomly generated pixelated images that proved the demand for digital ownership of non-physical objects and collections in 2017, and the market has been evolving ever since.

 

Why NFT Now?

  • Some attribute it to lockdowns forcing people to spend more time at home on the internet.
  • But NFTs are also a way to have possessions that can be viewed by owners’ online friends.
  • For others, the lure lies in rapidly rising prices and the prospect of big returns.
  • Recent years have also created a lot of crypto millionaires with Ethereum to spend.

Who controls NFT?

  • NFTs are based on the decentralised cryptocurrencies where the control does not remain with any financial institution constituted by the government but is purely driven by market forces and volition of the people or computers connected in a Blockchain Network.

 

Why are NFTs Important?

  • Enthusiasts see NFTs as the future of ownership. All kinds of property – from event tickets to houses – will eventually have their ownership status tokenised in this way, they believe.
  • For artists, NFTs could solve the problem of how they can monetise digital artworks. They can receive more income from NFTs, as they can get a royalty each time the NFT changes hands after the initial sale.
  • NFTs could also transform music.

 

What are the Risks?

  • Given that anybody can create NFTs, the scarcity of each piece does not guarantee value. Losses can stack up if the hype dies down.
  • In a market where many participants use pseudonyms, fraud is also a risk.

 

 

AIWASI

Relevance

  • GS 2: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

 

AIWASI initiative: Context

  • Recently, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Australia for Technical Cooperation for Australia-India Water Security Initiative (AIWASI) has been signed in the area of urban water security.

 

What is AIWASI?

  • AIWASI meaning: The AIWASI scheme is a India specific component of the South Asia Water Security Initiative (SAWASI) program that focuses on improving access to safe water and sanitation in urban areas in the South Asia region.
  • SAWASI program is being supported by Australia with a commitment of 20 million Australian Dollars.
  • SAWASI aims at strengthening South Asian city-level water governance by
    • supporting governments to provide urban water services and
    • improving water security for disadvantaged communities in India and Pakistan.

 

AIWASI CDP

  • The India specific CDP component is known as AIWASI CDP.
  • The goal of the CDP is to improve water security for four disadvantaged communities – two communities each in India and Pakistan by implementing pilot Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) solutions through participatory engagement and joint accountability mechanism.
  • This will elevate community resilience through Water Sensitive Cities (WSC) and GEDSI (Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion) principles.
  • AIWASI CDP also aims at design and implementation of WSUD solutions such as decentralized nature-based sewage, stormwater treatment and reuse systems, community-based rainwater harvesting, groundwater recharge systems, among others.

 

What is water sensitive city?

  • The Water Sensitive City (WSC) approach is identified to address social exclusion dimensions such as water scarcity, unequal distribution and rationing, unequal ownership rights over water systems.
  • It also addresses poor water quality and the absence of sewage collection and treatment systems, large distances to water sources etc in urban (disadvantaged) communities especially in the face of climate change-driven shocks.

Principles of water sensitive city

The Water Sensitive City (WSC) vision is underpinned by three principles:

  • Understanding cities as catchments to provide resources at different scales in fit-for purpose applications.
  • Cities provide ecosystem services to integrate urban water management into the urban landscape, providing multiple benefits such as heat mitigation, ecological health and landscape amenity.
  • Water conscious communities, planning and design professionals work collaboratively deliver water sensitive outcomes.

What is water sensitive urban design (WSUD)?

  • WSUD is the process of integrating urban planning and design with the management, protection and conservation of the urban water cycle.
  • WSUD ensures that urban water management is sensitive to natural hydrological and ecological processes.

 

Benefits of WSUD

  • Reduces floods
  • Relieves droughts
  • Natural treatment of wastewater
  • Water affordability
  • Reconnects people with water
  • Supports creation of healthy spaces and biodiversity
  • Participation, engagement and livelihood support
  • Carbon sequestration

 

Malnutrition in India is a Worry in a Modern Scenario

Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Governance, Administration and Challenges- Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes.

 

Malnutrition in India is a Worry in a Modern Scenario

  • India’s greatest national treasure is its people- especially women and children- but even after 75 years of independence, a majority of them do not get the required diet to meet their nutritional needs.

 

Malnutrition in India- Marginal Improvement  

  • The National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) has shown marginal improvement in different nutrition indicators, indicating that the pace of progress is slow.
    • Children in several States are more undernourished now than they were five years ago.
  • Stunting: While there was some reduction in stunting rates (35.5% from 38.4% in NFHS-4) 13 States or Union Territories have seen an increase in stunted children since NFHS-4.
    • This includes Gujarat, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Kerala.
  • Wasting: the most visible and life-threatening form of malnutrition, has either risen or has remained stagnant over the years.
    • Wasting is defined as low weight-for-height.
  • Anaemia: India also has the highest prevalence of anaemia in the world.
    • Anaemia is defined as the condition in which the number of red blood cells or the haemoglobin concentration within them is lower than normal.
    • The NFHS-5 survey indicates that more than 57% of women (15-49 years) and over 67% children (six-59 months) suffer from anaemia.

 

Impact of Malnutrition

  • Undernourished children are at risk of under-performing in studies and have limited job prospects.
  • This vicious cycle restrains the development of the country, whose workforce, affected mentally and physically, has reduced work capacity.
  • Anaemia reduces the work capacity of individuals, in turn impacting the economy and overall national growth.
    • Developing countries lose up to 4.05% in GDP per annum due to iron deficiency anaemia.
    • India loses up to 1.18% of GDP annually due to Anaemia.

 

Eliminating Malnutrition from India- Way Forward

  • Enhanced Investment: increase investment in women and children’s health and nutrition to ensure their sustainable development and improved quality of life.
    • Saksham Anganwadi and the Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment (POSHAN) 2.0 programme have seen only a marginal increase in budgetary allocation this year.
    • Additionally, 32% of funds released under POSHAN Abhiyaan to States and Union Territories have not been utilised.
  • Adopt an Outcome-oriented Approach on Nutrition Programmes: It is crucial that parliamentarians begin monitoring needs and interventions in their constituencies and raise awareness on the issues, impact, and solutions to address the challenges at the local level.
    • There has to be direct engagement with nutritionally vulnerable groups like the elderly, pregnant women, etc. and contribute toward ensuring last-mile delivery of key nutrition services and interventions.
    • This will ensure greater awareness on the one hand and proper planning and implementation of programmes at the grass-roots level on the other, which can then be replicated at the district and national levels.
  • Making people the Agent of Change: With basic education and general awareness, every individual is informed, takes initiatives at the personal level and can become an agent of change.
    • Various studies highlight a strong link between mothers’ education and improved access and compliance with nutrition interventions among children.
    • We must ensure our young population has a competitive advantage; nutrition and health are foundational to that outcome.
  • Effective Monitoring and Evaluation: of programs to address systemic and on the ground challenges.
    • A New or existing committee or the relevant standing committees meet and deliberate over effective policy decisions, monitor the implementation of schemes, and review nutritional status across States.

 

Conclusion

  • The country’s response to malnutrition and its growing anaemia burden should be practical and innovative. Everyone is a stakeholder and should contribute towards ending malnutrition and anaemia.

Failing on Food- Status of Malnutrition in Children and PM POSHAN Scheme

POSHAN 2.0 scheme

 

 

Agnipath Scheme

Relevance

  • GS 2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

 

Agnipath Scheme army: Context

  • Recently, Union Cabinet has cleared Agnipath Scheme for recruitment of youths in the Armed Forces.

 

Agneepath scheme Indian army: Key points

  • Youths selected under the Agnipath scheme will be known as Agniveers.
  • AGNIPATH allows patriotic and motivated youth to serve in the Armed Forces for a period of four years.

 

About Agneepath scheme

  • Under the AGNIPATH scheme, the Agniveers will be enrolled in the Forces under respective Service Acts for a period of four years.
  • They would form a distinct rank in the Armed Forces, different from any other existing ranks.
  • Upon the completion of four years of service, based on organisational requirement and policies promulgated by the Armed Forces from time-to-time, Agniveers will be offered an opportunity to apply for permanent enrolment in the Armed Forces.
  • These applications will be considered in a centralised manner based on objective criteria including performance during their four-year engagement period and up to 25% of each specific batch of Agniveers Agneepath Schemewill be enrolled in regular cadre of the Armed Forces.

 

Agneepath scheme benefits

For the youths

  • Agnipath scheme will provide an opportunity to the youth who may be keen to don the uniform by attracting young talent from the society.
  • The scheme is for the youths who are more in tune with contemporary technological trends and plough back skilled, disciplined and motivated manpower into the society.

For the armed forces

  • The scheme will enhance the youthful profile of the Armed Forces and provide a fresh lease of ‘Josh’ and ‘Jazba’ whilst at the same time bring about a transformational shift towards a more tech savvy Armed Forces.

For the nation

  • The nation would immensely benefit by infusion of highly inspired youth with deeper understanding of self-discipline, diligence and focus who would be adequately skilled and will be able to contribute in other sectors.

Benefits to agniveers

  • Agneepath scheme salary: Agniveers will be given an attractive customised monthly package along with Risk and Hardship allowances as applicable in the three services.
  • On completion of the engagement period of four years, Agniveerswill be paid one time ‘SevaNidhi’ package which shall comprise their contribution and matching contribution from the Government.
    • The ‘Seva Nidhi’ will be exempt from Income Tax.
  • There shall be no entitlement to gratuity and pensionary benefits.
  • Agniveerswill be provided non-contributory Life Insurance Cover of Rs 48 lakh for the duration of their engagement period in the Indian Armed Forces.

 

Agneepath scheme army: What will happen after 4 years?

  • Post the recruitment for four years, the Agniveers will be infused into the civil society where they can contribute immensely towards the nation building process.
  • The skills gained by each Agniveer will be recognised in a certificate to form part of his unique resume.
  • Agniveers,on completion of the four-year tenure in the prime of their youth, will be mature and self-disciplined with the realisation to become better version of himself/herself both professionally as also personally.
  • Moreover, the ‘Seva Nidhi’ of approximately Rs 11.71 lakh would aid the Agniveer to pursue his/her future dreams without the financial pressure, which is normally the case for young people from the financially deprived strata of society.

 

Agnipath Scheme: Advantages

  • A transformative reform of recruitment policy of the Armed Forces.
  • A unique opportunity to the youth to serve the country and contribute to Nation Building.
  • Armed Forces profile to be youthful and dynamic.
  • Attractive financial package for the Agniveers.
  • Opportunity for Agniveers to train in the best institutions and enhance their skills & qualifications.
  • Availability of well-disciplined and skilled youth with military ethos in civil society.
  • Adequate re-employment opportunities for those returning to society and who could emerge as role models for the youth.

 

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