Prelims 8033

Which of the following statements about the central scheme- ‘Surrender-cum-Rehabilitation’ is/are correct?
1. The scheme was implemented in 1998 only for North Eastern states of India.
2. It targets misguided youth and hardcore militants who have strayed into the fold of militancy and find themselves trapped into that net.
Choose the correct answer from the following codes:
1 Only
2 Only
Both 1 and 2
None of the above
Explanation :
Surrender-cum-Rehabilitation Scheme for North-East States is in existence since 01.04.1998.
The Scheme has been revised to make it more effective and will come into effect from 01.04.2018.
In the revised scheme, the stipend of the surrenderees is being increased from Rs.3500/- p.m. to Rs.6000/- p.m. and the one time grant from Rs. 1.5 lakh to Rs. 4 lakh.