Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Sunday laid the foundation stone for a building to house the 40th Battalion of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) at Sukuruhutu, on the outskirts of Ranchi.
"With the setting up of the elite force, the youths of Jharkhand will get opportunity of jobs and some other people of state will also get to earn directly or indirectly," Munda said in his speech.
Making its presence in Jharkhand for the first time, the ITBP building and campus would spread over 78 acres and have barracks for jawans, training facilities, family quarters, officers` mess and office complex.
The new location of ITBP would help providing logistic and administrative support to units/formations of the ITBP in North-East and Maoist-affected states, an ITBP release said.
Two more units are being created in Katihar and Chapra districts in Bihar under command of Sector Head Quarters (DIG Office) in Patna, it said.
ITBP Director General Ranjit Sinha said, "With the establishment of units of ITBP in Jharkhand and Bihar, the troops of this elite force can be deployed for duty in plains and get respite from high altitude duties. Local population will also be benefited."
The DG has also announced a special recruitment scheme in which sportspersons from Jharkhand would be recruited in the ITBP.
The drive would be organised from May 7 to May 11 at the new campus of ITBP.