Agneepath: What is Agneepath? countries in which the same scheme is applicable, know what are the rules and regulations
The Central Government has announced short-term appointments in the Army on Tuesday. The government has named this scheme ‘Agneepath Yojana’. According to this scheme, there will be a recruitment of youth into the army for a time period of four years. And he will be called Agniveer.
25 percent of the youth recruited under this scheme will get a chance to advance in the Indian Army after four years. While the rest of the Agniveers will have to leave the job after 4 years.
Since the announcement of the Agneepath scheme, students in many states of the country are fiercely opposing it. Incidents of arson and stone-pelting are happening in many states.
For the first time, India is going to recruit youth into the army for a short period.
The government says that there are rules for such recruitments in the army in foreign countries as well.
There are many such countries of the world where there are recruitments in the army of soldiers for a short period. But the important thing here is that it is mandatory to serve in the army in these countries and the law is there for this. But this is not the case in India’s new Agneepath scheme.
Military service is compulsory for both physically able men and women in Israel. Men serve in the Israeli Defense Force for about three years and women for about two years. This applies to Israeli citizens at both home and abroad.
New immigrants and people of certain religious groups do not come under this rule on medical grounds.
Apart from this, athletes and other sports persons can serve for a short time in special circumstances.
South Korea has a strong system of national military service for all. It is mandatory for all physically able men to serve 21 months in the Army service, 23 months in the Navy, or 24 months in the Air Force.
Apart from this, youth in South Korea get the option to work in the police, coast guard, fire service, and in some special cases also in government departments.
However, sports players who have won gold medals in the Olympics or Asian Games are exempted from compulsorily serving in the army. Sports players who do not bring medals have to come back and serve in the army.
In North Korea, there is a provision for the longest compulsory military service for the people there. In this country, men must serve in the army for 11 years and women for seven years.
In the African country Eritrea also, there is a provision for the people there to serve in the national army compulsorily. In this country, men, youth, and unmarried women must serve in the country’s army for 18 months.
According to human rights reports, the 18-month service in Eritrea is often extending it by a few years. Under the condition, it is sometimes even done indefinitely.
In Eritrea, most young people are fleeing the country due to such a decision. Many people of Eritrea also sought asylum in Britain because they do not want to do compulsory service in the military.
Military service is compulsory for men between the ages of 18 and 34 according to the laws of Switzerland. Switzerland had voted to end this law in the year 2013.
For the third time in 2013, this issue was put up for a referendum in Switzerland.
Compulsory army service in Switzerland is 21 weeks long, followed by additional training annually.
The rule of compulsory joining the army does not apply to women in Switzerland, but they can enlist in the army of their own free will.
Military service is mandatory in Brazil for men over the age of 18. This mandatory army service lasts between 10 and 12 months. Due to health reasons, people can get an exemption in the case of compulsorily serving in the army.
If a youth is pursuing higher studies in the university, then after some time he must go for compulsory service in the army.
For this, soldiers get a small salary, food, and facilities to stay in barracks.
Military service is compulsory for all men in Syria. President of Syria Bashar al-Assad decided to reduce compulsory military service from 21 months to 18 months in March 2011.
Persons who do any government job and do not do compulsory military service, then they need to leave their government jobs. Amnesty International says those escaping compulsory military service have faced 15 years in prison in many cases.
One year of compulsory military service is mandatory for all people in Georgia. In this, they will learn combat training for three months, the remaining 9 months are to work as duty officers who help the professional army.
Georgia stopped compulsory military service for all but resumed it in the year 2017 only after 8 months.
Compulsory military service for all people in Lithuania was abolished in 2008. In the year 2016, the government of Lithuania again started it for 5 years. The Lithuanian government said it had done so in response to growing Russian military threats.
From 2016 onwards, men in the age group of 18 to 26 years have to compulsorily serve in the army for one year.
Under this scheme, students studying in universities and single fathers will not come under this rule.
Implementing this in 2016, the President’s Office had said that it is expected that 3500 people will be called for annual duty.
Sweden abolished compulsory military service for all people in 2010 after 100 years. In the year 2017, the vote was taken to start this service again.
After this decision, it is compulsory to call about 4000 men and women into compulsory military service from January 2018.
According to the report of the news agency Reuters, by the year 2025, Sweden will add about 8,000 men and women to compulsory military service.
In addition, military service is compulsory in Turkey for all men over the age of 20. They have to serve in the army for between 6 to 15 months.
In Greece, 9 months of military service is mandatory for men over the age of 19.
Apart from this, men above 18 years of age in Iran must serve in the army for 24 months.
In Cuba, men between the ages of 17 and 28 must serve two years of compulsory military service.