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The news of relaunching Agnipath scheme with changes is false, the Center clarified | Live Updates, Unveiling the Latest India News Trends

Agneepath Scheme Fake News: The government has denied the news of re-launching the Agneepath scheme with changes. The government has termed such messages circulating on social media as fake and clarified that no such decision has been taken yet regarding the Agneepath scheme.

The Press Information Bureau's X handle clarified that 'A fake WhatsApp message has claimed that several changes have been made after reviewing the Agneepath scheme. Now it has been relaunched as 'Sainik Samman Yojana'. Now the service period in the Agneepath scheme has been increased from four years to seven years. Earlier 25 percent of the staff was made permanent, but now 60 percent of the staff will be made permanent. Apart from this, the income of firefighters has also increased. However, no such decision has been taken. This news is false.'

Opposition raised questions on Agnipath scheme

The opposition has been criticising the Agneepath scheme since the beginning and aggressively questioning its credibility during the Lok Sabha election campaign. The Congress had promised to discontinue the scheme if it came to power at the Centre. The Agneepath scheme is a 'Tour of Duty style' scheme, which was implemented in September 2022 for a four-year recruitment of soldiers only below the commissioned officer rank in all three services of the armed forces.