Added At: 2012-04-17 11:38 PM
Last Updated At: 2012-04-17 11:38 PM
HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
SINDHULI: PLA re-verification process has been completed in all the six cantonments except Talbandh Kailali-based Seventh Division till today.
Out of 9,705 combatants in seven cantonments 6,177 combatants have opted for voluntary retirement. The number of PLAs opting for integration seems to be less than 3,500.
Dudhauli Sindhuli-based Second Division, Dahaban Rolpa-based Fifth Division and Dasarathpur Surkhet-based Sixth Division completed their PLAs re-verification today while the re-verification work in Chulachuli Ilam-based First Division, Shaktikhor Chitwan-based Third Division and Jyaltungdanda Nawalparasi-based Fourth Division was completed yesterday.
The number of combatants opting for integration in Second Division has trimm-ed sharply. Out of 805 combatants who had opted integration earlier 446 have opted for voluntary retirement.
Even division sub-commander Uttam Pandey and Bridage commander Ashok has opted for voluntary retirement this time. The committee today bade farewell to those opting for voluntary retirement, Ramananda Mishra, secretariat member, Army Integration Special Committee informed.
Similarly, out of 1,287 combatants who opted for integration earlier 740 combatants in the Fifth Division have opted for voluntary retirement this time.
According to Yuganta, member, Special Committee Secretariat, all the combatants opting for voluntary retirement will leave the cantonment by tomorrow. Brigade vice commanders Mukti and Bhuwan also opted for voluntary retirement. Bhuwan said, “I did not go for integration as I am not satisfied with the process.”
Out of 1559 combatants 987 combatants in sixth division have opted voluntary retirement. According to Dr Dipak Prakash Bhatta, member, Special Committee, the committee bade farewell to those opted for voluntary retirement and the integration process would begin soon.
Likewise, 13 crore 98 lakh and 50 thousand rupees have been distributed to the combatants who opted for voluntary retirement in Chulachuli based first division.
According to Shambhur-am Simkhada, member, Special Committee, Rs 25.66 mn have been distributed to the combatants opting for voluntary retirement.
Talking to mediapersons Simkhada said that combatants opting for voluntary retirement in the First Division stood at 548, while those seeking integration has gone down from 796 to 251.
(With inputs from Rolpa/Surkhet)