Kathmandu, April. 6
As per the set calendar, teams of the Army Integration Special Committee secretariat Friday departed to the concerned cantonments from Kathmandu to give the last chance to the combatants, who earlier opted for integration, to choose voluntary retirement.
AISC secretariat coordinator Balananda Sharma told The Rising Nepal that seven teams left Kathmndu for the seven main cantonments and other satellite cantonments to collect the names of the combatants willing to choose voluntary retirement and integration.
Earlier, the AISC decided to reduce the number of combatants opting for integration to 6,500 from 9000 plus as per the seven-point agreement.
The AISC wanted to send the 6,500 combatants to different barracks of the Nepal Army by April 12 and all those opting for voluntary retirement and rehabilitation would quit the cantonment by the same deadline.
According to Sharma, the teams would reach all cantonments by Saturday and start necessary process.
The AISC and the top leaders of the major parties are scheduled to meet Sunday to resolve the issues relating to the standard of integration, ranks of the combatants, structure of the general directorate and the selection committee and the training period.