Home Minister Amit Shah today launched the Central Armed Police Forces’ eAwas web-portal in New Delhi
Home Minister Amit Shah today launched the Central Armed Police Forces’ eAwas web-portal in New Delhi today.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Shah said, the Central Armed Police Forces have always been a strong pillar of the country’s internal security. He said, since the Independence till date, more than 35 thousand police personnel have lost their lives while ensuring internal security and due to their sacrifices citizens sleep in peace with a sense of security.
The Home Minister said, the Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi believes that it is its responsibility to care for the families of Jawans who protect the nation’s borders in difficult circumstances so that they can serve the country without worry.
He said, the CAPF e-Awas portal launched today is another step in the same direction. Mr Shah said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is concerned about Jawans and especially their families and many unprecedented steps have been taken in this direction in the last eight years.
He said, the Government of India has started the ‘Ayushman CAPF’ scheme to provide better medical facilities to families of Jawans, under which more than 35 lakh Ayushman Cards have been distributed to 10 lakh personnel.
Under this scheme, about 56 thousand bills worth more than 31 crore rupees have been paid, so far.
The Home Minister said, till now there was such a system in CAPF that only the force for which the houses were built were made available to them, due to which thousands of houses were left vacant.
Mr Shah said, vacant accommodation will be available to the personnel of other CAPFs from the eAwas portal. He said, with the efforts of the Modi Government, the housing satisfaction rate which was 33 per cent in 2014 will go up to 73 per cent by 2024.
The Union Home Minister said, to make the transfer process of CAPF personnel more transparent, the Narendra Modi government has created e-transfer software. He said, it is currently being run in ITBP and CISF on an experimental basis and soon it will be available to all.
Ministry of Home Affairs said, increasing the Housing Satisfaction Ratio for CAPFs personnel is one of the priority areas of the Government. In order to operationalise the revised policy of allotment and to also bring transparency to the allotment process, a common web-portal ‘CAPF eAwas’ has been developed.
The web-portal will enable online registration and allotment of residential quarters to eligible personnel of CAPFs and Assam Rifles.