KATHMANDU: The Special Committee for the Supervision, Integration and Rehabilitation of former Maoist combatants today discussed a revised action plan proposed by Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal on Thursday.
The Maoists had agreed on the proposal submitted by the committee’s coordinator and the PM in the last meeting. As Maoist representatives failed to attend today’s meeting, another meeting has been called for 4 pm tomorrow.
Following the meeting, chief secretary Madhav Prasad Ghimire, who is also the secretary of the committee said the Maoist leadership has already agreed in principle to the government’s proposal. PM Nepal had presented an action plan to settle the issue of the Maoist army management last Tuesday.
Despite attempts, Maoist representatives Barsha Man Pun ‘Ananta’ and Janardan Sharma ‘Pravakar’ could not be contacted for comments.
Minister for Peace and Reconstruction Rakam Chemjong said the meeting also discussed splitting the Maoist fighters into three categories — those who wish to rehabilitate, join politics or integrate — from all the 28 cantonments.
“For those who wish to be integrated in the security forces, the government will devise certain criteria through the high-level political agreement,” he said.