New Delhi: In a move to bring the naxals in the mainstream of the society, the Central Government is going to transfer reward directly to the surrendered ultras. The Finance Ministry has approved the proposal of Home Ministry.   

In the meeting of Chief Secretaries and DGPs of naxal-hit states on Monday, Home Secretary RK Singh said that the naxals will be put in the two brackets. They will be given Rs 2.5 lakh and 1.5 Rs lakh respectively added RK Singh. However, the states will decide on the naxals’ category. A separate committee will be constituted in this regard.

In addition to it, the naxals will receive Rs 3, 000 monthly for three years. The Home Ministry will also bear the cost incurred on providing training to the naxals.

The naxals, who surrender with arms, will get an additional Rs 5, 000-Rs 20, 000. The state governments may also provide aid to the surrendered naxals on their own. Earlier, the Central Government used to provide merely Rs 10, 000 to them. Sources said that the central aid has been increased to double for the community policing.  

Apart from rehabilitation policy, the issues of installing and operating 2199 mobile towers in the naxal affected areas and anti-naxal operation were discussed in the meeting. A top official said that most of the towers will be erected by the end of this year but he refused to divulge about the strategy of anti-naxal operations.
Sources said that all the DGPs shared their experiences in respective states. Bihar DGP, Abhayanand assured to launch anti-naxal operations soon, while Chhattisgarh DGP and Chief Secretary sought more para-military forces to be deployed for conducting anti-naxal operations. Meanwhile, the Home Ministry said that the para-military forces will soon be dispatched to Chhattisgarh.


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