Surrendered cadres of disbanded National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) have demanded rehabilitation and government jobs. 

The surrendered NDFB cadres, belonging to different factions, critisised the alleged apathy of the Government to rehabilitate them and asserted that large chunk of former rebels is yet to be included under the rehabilitation scheme.  

A group of former NDFB cadres have demanded the State and Central Governments to take up “proper rehabilitation” measures for all former cadres of outfit, as per the clauses of the third Bodo Accord.  

Briefing the media in Udalguri on Monday, the surrendered NDFB cadres lamented that the meagre amount of stipend given to them are not regularly released and many, in fact, are yet to receive their first stipend. 

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“The government has given an amount, which are Fixed Deposits. So, we will have to wait for 2 years for the FD to get matured and use it for income generation,” said a surrendered NDFB cadre.  

“As per clause 9.2 of the third Bodo Accord, the Assam Government must initiate measures to recruit eligible members of the organization in various sectors of the government,” he added. 

Shajid Khan

Shajid Khan is Northeast Now Correspondent in Udalguri. He can be reached at: itsshajidkhan@gmail.com