This scheme will make the Armed Forces the largest “unemployment generator” in the country. Each year, from 2026 onwards, we will release anything between 35,000 to maybe 60-75,000 young men and women, who had been earning a decent salary, into a world of uncertainty.
The Armed Forces must be prepared for a spate of legal cases in the times to come, especially as the organization has provided absolutely no clarity regarding the methodology to be adopted for deciding who will be the lucky 25% who will get absorbed in the regular cadre.
"The Indian Armed Forces are at a crossroad. Taking the wrong turn simply because the road looks smoother may have disastrous consequences. The harder, but more appropriate one would come at a cost, probably a personal one for the decision makers. Can they, do it?"