Military After Rahul Gandhi’s Declare


The Military, in a late-night publish on Wednesday, has clarified that Agniveer Ajay Kumar’s household has been paid Rs 98.39 lakh inside hours of Rahul Gandhi’s declare that Rajnath Singh “lied” to parliament about compensation of Rs 1 crore being paid to the household. 

“Sure posts on Social Media have introduced out that compensation hasn’t been paid to the Subsequent of Kin of Agniveer Ajay Kumar who misplaced his life within the line of responsibility,” stated the Military in a publish on X, underlining that it salutes the supreme sacrifice made by the Agniveer. 

“The final rites had been carried out with full Navy Honours. Of the full quantity due, household of Agniveer Ajay has already been paid Rs 98.39 lakhs. Ex – Gratia and different advantages amounting to roughly 67 lakhs, as relevant based on the provisions of the Agniveer Scheme, will likely be paid on Last Account Settlement shortly publish due Police verification. The whole quantity will likely be Rs 1.65 Cr roughly,” the Military added. 

Reposting the Military’s clarification, Rajnath Singh’s workplace stated, “Indian Military is dedicated for the welfare of Agniveers.”

Sources have advised NDTV that Rs 98 lakh had been paid to the Agniveer’s household in June-end.

The clarification got here inside two hours of a video message by Rahul Gandhi, doubling down on his assertion that compensation has not been paid to Agniveer Ajay Kumar’s household.  

“Safety of reality is the premise of each faith. However Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lied in Parliament in regards to the help given to the household of martyred Agniveer. Agniveer Ajay Singh’s father himself has advised the reality about their lies. The Defence Minister ought to apologise to the Parliament, the nation, the Military and the household of Agniveer Ajay Singh ji,” stated Mr Gandhi, the Chief of Opposition in Lok Sabha, seated subsequent to a Lord Shiva image.

Launched in 2022, Agnipath scheme gives for short-term induction of personnel into the armed forces with an goal to convey down the age profile of the three providers. These recruited underneath the scheme are known as Agniveers.

In the identical video, the daddy of Ajay Singh said that “their household had not obtained” any compensation from the Central authorities, which runs counter to the assertion made by the Defence Minister.

“Rahul Gandhi is elevating our voice in Parliament that households of martyrs should get all crucial assist. Agniveer recruitment should cease and common recruitment needs to be reinstated,” stated the Agniveer’s father.

Rahul Gandhi with the family of Agniveer Ajay Kumar

Rahul Gandhi with the household of Agniveer Ajay Kumar

Underneath the prevailing provisions, households of Agniveers who die within the line of responsibility usually are not eligible for normal advantages like pension. A parliamentary panel in February had really helpful that households of Agniveers dying within the line of responsibility ought to get the identical advantages which can be prolonged to these of normal army personnel.

Earlier on Monday, Rajnath Singh objected to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s remarks in Lok Sabha on the Agniveer scheme and stated monetary help of Rs 1 crore is given to the household of the Agniveer who dies within the line of responsibility or throughout a warfare.

“You’re making a divide between troopers. One will get the title of a martyr, whereas one won’t (the Agniveer). One will get the pension, whereas the opposite won’t (the Agniveer). An Agniveer just isn’t known as a jawan. And then you definately name your self a patriot,” stated Mr Gandhi, suggesting there are two courses of troopers. 

Over time, the ministries of Defence and Residence have reiterated that there is no such thing as a official utilization of the time period ‘martyr’.

Mr Singh accused Mr Gandhi of making an attempt to mislead the Home by making unsuitable statements.

“He (Rahul Gandhi) shouldn’t attempt to mislead the Home by making unsuitable statements. Monetary help of Rs one crore is given to the household of the Agniveer who sacrifices his life whereas defending our borders or throughout warfare,” stated the Defence Minister.

Galat nahi hai, sir; galat nahi hai, sir (I’m not unsuitable, sir; I’m not unsuitable, sir),” Mr Gandhi protested to the Speaker.

Mr Gandhi used each compensation and pension in his speech and whereas replying Mr Singh used the phrase compensation.

“Concerning the Agniveer scheme, direct communication was established with many individuals, 158 organizations, their strategies had been taken, then this Agniveer scheme has been introduced. This scheme has been introduced after quite a lot of thought,” Mr Singh stated. 

The Centre maintains {that a} good monetary bundle to Agniveers on the finish of their four-year service will give them a great head begin, in addition to the distinctive expertise of working within the forces.

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