Former combatants opting retirement or failing to qualify for integration to be discharged by giving away lump sum amount
The Special Committee (for Supervision, Rehabilitation and Integration of former Maoist combatants) has decided to bid farewell to former combatants (who are still languishing in the cantonments) who have either opted voluntary retirement or who have failed to meet the standards set by Nepal Army for integration into the Army by giving away cash package in a single installment.
A meeting of the Special Committee held at its Secretariat in International Convention Centre, New Baneshwor Monday morning also decided to resume the stalled integration process within a few days.
Similarly, the Special Committee led by Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai also decided to give away the second installment of the cash package to be awarded to combatants who have chosen retirement from November.
More than 13,800 fighters collected the first installment during the regrouping process conducted by Special Committee Secretariat.
As per the seven-point agreement signed between the political parties last year, each of the retiring combatants is entitled to a cash package worth Rs 500,000 to Rs 800,000. Nepalnews.com