Govt. releases Rs. 22.50 crore for Counter Insurgency and Anti-terrorism Schools

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New Delhi, April 27 (ANI): The Union Government has released 22.50 crore rupees for establishment of Counter Insurgency and Anti-terrorism Schools (CIAT) Schools in Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Orissa.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Maken, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, said: "During the 11th Plan period a scheme was approved for setting up of 20 Counter Insurgency and Anti-terrorism Schools (CIAT) four each in the States of Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Orissa, So far, the Govt. of India has released Rs. 4.5 crore to each of these States for establishment of three CIAT Schools in each of the State."

The minister informed that the funds released in the last three years are as: 2007-08 (Nil), 2008-09 (Rs. 12 Crore), 2009-10 (Rs. 10.50 Crore).

"In total Rs. 22.50 crore has been released for establishment of 15 CIAT Schools," Mr. Maken said.

"So far, 226 police personnel have been trained and 224 personnel are undergoing training in one CIAT school at Chandka, Orissa," he further stated in his written reply. (ANI)

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