New Delhi: Over 13,000 houses and more than 100 barracks will be constructed at different locations across the country for CISF, CRPF and ITBP personnel by the government as part of its endeavour to improve the efficiency of the forces.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today gave its approval for the construction of 13,072 houses and 113 barracks of various types at 68 locations of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) during 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017).
This will be at an estimated cost of Rs 3090.98 crore, a press release issued by the government said.
The existing housing satisfaction level in the CISF, CRPF and ITBP is about 12.06 percent, and after the completion of the proposed project, the satisfaction level will reach to 15.13 percent, it said.
"This project will meet the urgent need to improve the efficiency of the forces with increasing housing satisfaction level."
"The improved housing satisfaction level will boost the morale of Central Armed Police Forces, improving the efficiency to deal with law and order, counter insurgency (operation), anti-naxal operations and guarding India's international border," the release said.