Speaking at the launch of the portal, Shah said that the Central Armed Police Forces have always been a strong pillar of the country’s internal security and this day is a very important day for their personnel. “A new era of development has begun,” he said.
The Home Minister said under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is becoming the global production hub and CAPF personnel who ensure internal security have a big role in this.
“Since Independence till date, more than 35,000 police personnel have lost their lives while ensuring internal security and due to their sacrifices citizens sleep in peace with a sense of security,” Shah said.
He said that 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 that the CAPF e-Awas portal launched today is another step in the same direction.
The CAPFs earlier had a system under which only personnel of the Force for which houses had been constructed could be allotted these houses. This had left many thousands of houses vacant.
An official statement said this has now been changed through the e-Awas portal and houses lying vacant will also be available for personnel of other CAPFs.
He said the Home Ministry has developed various schemes to increase the Housing Satisfaction Ratio. These include building offices, strengthening hospitals and increasing the number of residences. He said that in the last eight years more than 31,000 houses have been constructed, more than 17,000 houses are under construction and about 15,000 additional houses are proposed to be constructed.
“The Housing Satisfaction Ratio was around 33 per cent in 2014, which is 48 per cent today, with the launch of the CAPF e-Awas portal, the Housing Satisfaction Ratio will increase by 13 per cent without construction of new buildings,” he said.
Shah expressed confidence that with these meaningful efforts of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Housing Satisfaction Ratio will reach 73 percent by November 2024, which will be a great achievement
Several dignitaries including the Ministers of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai and Ajay Kumar Mishra, Union Home Secretary, Secretary, Border Management and Director Generals of various Central Armed Police Forces and NSG were present on the occasion.