Rajnath Singh agrees to raising 2 auxiliary battalions with surrendere

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    Rajnath Singh agrees to raising 2 auxiliary battalions with surrendered militants

    NEW DELHI: Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday approved the raising of two auxiliary battalions, including one each of BSF and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), with surrendered militants from Manipur and Assam. The ex-militants, to be taken in as general duty constables and head constables, will not be armed and their job description will be limited to physical training exercises, studies to clear Class X exam and skill development.

    Given that most of the surrendered militants fall short of eligibility criteria for recruitment in the central forces, the Union home ministry has relaxed the norms, dispensing with the written test and allowing those who have studied till Class VIII and in their early thirties to be recruited into the auxiliary battalions. The required physical fitness levels will, however, be same as those for regular recruits, and they will have to clear the test of running 5km within 24 minutes.

    The surrendered militants will serve in the auxiliary battalions for five years and may then be absorbed in regular battalions spread across the country, based on their success in passing Class X and physical fitness. Those who do not make the cut will be allowed to go and use the skills acquired to earn a livelihood.

    The auxiliary battalions will have 700 general duty posts each. Importantly, none of the surrendered militants accommodated in the auxiliary battalions will be given weapons or weapons training. They will be paid a monthly honorarium of Rs 11,000-14,500, besides additional ration money and washing allowance, etc. They will, however, not be required to work like general recruits.

    "The auxiliary battalions were approved earlier as a regular battalion. However, since there was a problem of accommodating the surrendered militants and their rehabilitation was a big issue, the minister has cleared the conversion of two regular battalions as auxiliary battalions. It will go to Cabinet for final approval soon," a senior home ministry official told TOI.

    Rajnath Singh agrees to raising 2 auxiliary battalions with surrendered militants - The Times of India
     
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    Re: Rajnath Singh agrees to raising 2 auxiliary battalions with surren

    And neat non lethal way to wean away people from terrorism.

    Sensible.

    And they will be a treasure house of information too because of their past.
     
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    Can these auxiliary battalions be used as reserve forces in case of emergencies ?
     
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    in my opinion they can be used in policing duties most important is Intel obtained from them is valuable
     
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