Notably, at present, the reward is declared against 279 Naxalites, out of which 106 Naxalites have either been arrested or surrendered or have been killed in police encounters. In this way, the award announcement against 173 Naxalites is effective.
The announcement of the reward against the Naxalites will be valid for two years. New rewards can be announced after two years. The Director General of Police has the right to announce the prize up to five lakh rupees, while the Superintendent of Police can announce the prize up to two lakh rupees. The State Government is competent to announce the prize money above this.
Talking to media persons here on Tuesday the CM said that the government is keeping a close watch on COVID-19 situation in the State and may take necessary steps as and when needed. He said the PM, during today’s Video Conferencing with CMs of different states, has said that there is no clear picture about Corona vaccine’s arrival in the country.
In another development the CM has approved the proposal to temporarily extend the period of retired personnel appointed on the basis of contract on the vacant posts of Assistant Forest Guards. Under the order issued on 31 October 2019, a total of 12 retired personnel were appointed on contractual basis for one year due to lack of assistant forest conservator under the Forest, Environment and Climate Change department and affected departmental work. Out of these 12 retired contract workers, 10 individuals had taken charge. The work period of all these contract workers is about to end in November this year.
The Chief Minister has also given approval on the proposal of the Department of Home, Prison and Disaster Management to initiate action against suspended Indian Police Service officer Anurag Gupta under section 7 and 13 (1) (d) and 13 (2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 under section 120 (b) of the Indian Penal Law