Facing out-of-control military pensions, the government will now recruit soldiers on four-year contracts. By freeing funds for modernisation, the government is laying foundations for a smaller but smarter army, designed for future wars. The government must, though, address concerns about motivation, regimental cohesion and post-career prospects which experts have raised.
India needs new jobs but govt ministries are bloated. Political timing isn’t lost
India needs new jobs but do they have to be in the traditionally inefficient and bloated government departments and ministries? That’s the big question after PM Modi’s announcement to create 10 lakh jobs in 1.5 years. The politics of the timing is not lost, and minimum government is obviously history.