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Govt to create 2 auxiliary police battalions for Northeast militants

PTI | Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014 - 00:41

New Delhi: Two auxiliary police battalions with around 1,500 personnel will be created by the Home Ministry to provide police training and impart job-oriented courses to surrendered militants for their future rehabilitation in various central forces and other jobs.

The personnel of the auxiliary police battalions will not be deployed for operational duties.

The decision has been taken by Home Minister Rajnath Singh at a high level meeting here today.

The surrendered youth upto the age of 35 years and who have studied upto class VIII will be eligible for enrolment in the two auxiliary battalions for which no academic examination will be conducted but have to complete a run of 5 kms in 24 minutes, a Home Ministry official said.

All surrendered militants will be taken from various groups of Manipur and Assam.

The posts are constables (general duty), head constables and assistant sub-inspectors while rest of the officers will be regular recruit.

The surrendered militants will get a monthly stipend of Rs 10,000 to Rs 14,500 apart from ration money and uniform. Once they pass the Class X examination, they will be eligible for appointment in various Central paramilitary forces.

Those who will get training on various skills, they will be provided help to get jobs in their respective field.

First Published: Friday, June 20, 2014 - 00:41
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