Das govt to appoint 1007 cops for India Reserve battalion

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The top brass of the police are gearing up to appoint 1007 securitymen for another branch of India Reserve battalion.

They will be appointed after an advertisement is published in the media seeking applications for these 1007 posts linked with IR battalion.

In the past,with state police forces down under pressure from Maoists,the Union Home Ministry had helped states appoint nearlyy 35,000 extra personnel in the form of new India Reserve (IR) battalions in 2007.

A large number of these 35 new battalions were used for anti-Naxal operations in states like Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.

As many as 26 IR battalions were created for Naxal-affected states. These included six battalions for Andhra Pradesh, three each for Jharkhand, Bihar and Orissa, four for Chhattisgarh, two each for Maharashtra and West Bengal and one each for Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka.

Now,the state government plans to spend Rs 46.27 crore.Of this sum,the Centre is estimated to contribute during first five year Rs 18 crore;during the sixth year Rs 13.5,seventh year Rs 9 crore and eighth year Rs 5.50 crore.

The state Cabinet meeting presided by Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Thursday approved this decision and decided to appoint almost 75 persent of 1007 personnel for Resetve India battalion from Maoist infested areas in Jharkhand.

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