GUWAHATI: Assam to begin a pre-recruitment training program soon for the surrendered National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) cadres of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) as per the Bodo peace accord.
The decision was taken on Saturday during a meeting held at Assam police headquarter here in presence of officials of Assam police, Army, BSF, CISF, and CRPF along with BTC chief Pramod Boro.
Following the meeting, Boro said, “We had a fruitful discussion today. A decision has been taken to start a pre-recruitment training program soon for the ex NDFB cadres and common youths of BTC, as per the Accord.”
“This initiative will rehabilitate many youths of the region and bring them in the path of peace, progress and nation-building,” he added.
Earlier, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma approved a rehabilitation programme for 4,036 NDFB cadres involving Rs 160 crore while reviewing the status of implementation of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) Accord.
The rehabilitation programme for the NDFB activists would be conceptualised and designed by the BTC (Bodoland Territorial Council) in association with State Institute for Panchayat and Rural Development and will be coordinated by the Inspector General Special Branch of Assam Police Hiren Nath, Sarma said.
Under the scheme, skill development training would be imparted to 4,036 NDFB cadres in several parts of the BTR for their socio-economic development, he said.
The NDFB was among the four groups of the armed separatist outfits which laid down their arms and signed the Bodo peace accord in January this year.