Guwahati: The ministry of home affairs has formulated and introduced a new surrender policy to lure away youths from joining the militancy in trouble-torn areas of northeast including Assam.
The policy has proposed a fixed deposit of Rs 4 lakh and monthly stipend of Rs 6000 to those who surrendered and an extra incentive for those with weapons, security sources said. The home ministry has proposed that the stipend would be paid in the bank account and fixed deposit would be handed over to the surrendered militant only after sighing of the memorandum of settlement (MoS) with respective militant outfits.
The new policy, designed and being implemented in Assam, has also clarified if surrendered militant is found to have been indulging in criminal activities before the signing of MoU, the surrendered militant will forfeit his fixed deposit.
Pointing out that surrendered militants were earlier given a stipend of Rs 3000 and one time grant of Rs. 1.5 lakh, security sources said the ministry has decided to send the militants, seeking to surrender, to the state level screening committee....