Distribution of final installment of cash package to ex-combatants starts
The former combatants of the UCPN (Maoist), who have chosen voluntary retirement have been receiving second installment of the amount they are entitled to get under the cash package from Wednesday.
District Administration Offices have been distributing cheques to the former combatants in Jhapa, Sindhuli, Chitwan, Nawalparasi, Dang, Surkhet and Kailali districts.
The former fighters will receive Rs. 250,000 to Rs. 400,000 as per their ranks under the final installment of the cash package, according to Army Integration Special Committee (AISC) Secretariat coordinator Balananda Sharma.
The former combatants have already received half of the amount in the first installment.
A total of 13,900 combatants who opted for voluntary retirement have been already discharged from the camps.
The Ministry of Finance had released over Rs 3.5 billion for the second installment payment for them. nepalnews.com