Hyderabad: After the bifurcation, the Andhra Pradesh government has decided to revise its Naxal policy. It has constituted the high-powered Cabinet sub-committee to deal with the Naxalite problems in the state.
The committee will be headed by the finance minister. Other members include ministers for home, revenue, tribal welfare and roads and buildings.
The principal secretary to the government (political), general administration department, is the convener of the committee. It will look into the issues of tackling the problems of extremism and evolve new policy initiatives if needed.
It will also review rehabilitation of surrendered extremists and review the implementation of the payment of ex-gratia to the next of kin of the persons killed in extremist violence. AP chief secretary I.Y.R Krishna Rao said all top-level decisions will be prioritised.
The committee will review the implementation of the policy of payment of ex-gratia to the damages caused to the houses and movable properties etc due to extremist violence.
Chief Secretary IYR Krishna Rao said it will meet as often as is necessary to see that all top level decisions are taken with utmost priority and also ensure that they are implemented.