NEW DELHI, May 7: Central Government is implementing a scheme in the northeast for surrender-cum-rehabilitation of militants.
Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home Affairs said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha that the objective of the scheme was to wean away the misguided youth who have strayed into the fold of militancy and bring them to the mainstream. He also said “Surrenderees are paid monthly stipend upto Rs. 4000 for a period of 36 months and an immediate grant upto Rs 2.5 lakhs is kept in a bank in the name of each surrenderee as fixed deposit for a period of 3 years”
Eligible persons under the scheme are initially lodged in a rehabilitation camp where they are trained in a trade/vocation of their liking or befitting their aptitude.
The eligible surrendered militants would also be given the opportunity for applying in the State police/Central Para Military forces.
Impact assessment of the policy would be done every year to ensure corrective measures in the scheme provided.
Courtesy TNT News