Friday, July 03, 2009

Operation plan for Maoists to be finalised by Sept-end

New Delhi, July 02: As Maoists continue to rampage in different parts of the country, the Union Home Ministry has decided to finalize by September-end a plan for sustained operations against the ultra Left wing extremists.

The Centre has decided to give approval for the work plans under Security Related Expenditure scheme for Naxal-hit states Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar and Orissa for the current fiscal by July 15, according to the Home Ministry Action Plan II released here on Thursday.

Advance funds related to the scheme will be given to the nine states by the end of this month.

The Centre has also set a target of July 15 for the finalisation of guidelines and issue orders for revised surrender/ rehabilitation packages for naxalites.

By the middle of this month, authorization for the appointment of 6,666 Special Police Officers in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa and Uttar Pradesh for 2009-10 will be issued, the Action Plan II said.

The Home Ministry will also evaluate the implementation of the Special Infrastructure Scheme by Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar and Orissa by end of this month.

Bureau Report

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