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Outline the characteristics of the Agnipath scheme for enlisting soldiers and analyse the different advantages and drawbacks linked with its implementation.

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

3. Outline the characteristics of the Agnipath scheme for enlisting soldiers and analyse the different advantages and drawbacks linked with its implementation. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India

Why the question:

Agniveers who have been assured a 10% reservation in the paramilitary forces, will have to clear a written examination before they are recruited. This was made clear for the first time on Thursday, when amended rules were notified by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), for the recruitment of constables.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about Agnipath scheme, its benefits and risks.

Directive:

Analyse – 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.

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 to address these shortcomings.