Central paramilitary forces and the Assam Police will impart pre-recruitment training to the former NDFB (National Democratic Front of Bodoland) rebels. 

This was announced by Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) – Pramod Boro. 

Training will be given to the surrendered militants of the NDFB very soon for their recruitment. 

Decision has been taken to start pre-recruitment training program soon for the ex-NDFB cadres and common youths of BTR, as per BTR Accord,” said Pramod Boro. 

This decision was taken during a crucial meeting between BTC administration and senior officials of the Assam Police, BSF, CISF and CRPF at the DGP Headquarters in Guwahati. 

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Meanwhile, a skill-development program has been initiated for those surrendered NDFB cadres who are ‘ineligible’ for government services. 

The skill-development training will be given by the Assam Police, P&RD and the BTC administration. 

“This initiative will provide jobs to the youths and will ensure sustainable peace and all-round development in the region,” BTC CEM Pramod Boro said. 

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Earlier, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma approved a rehabilitation programme for 4,036 former NDFB rebels worth Rs 160 crore. 

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