Union home minister Amit Shah launches CAPF eAwas web-portal | India News

Union home minister Amit Shah launches CAPF eAwas web-portal | India News


NEW DELHI: In a move that could raise the housing satisfaction ratio (HSR) within the Central armed police forces (CAPFs) to 73% by November 2024 from the current 48%, Union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday launched the CAPF eAwas web-portal that will allow the force personnel to register online for allotment of residential accommodation belonging to any of the CAPFs, and track each stage of the process.
Shah, while addressing the launch event, said that eAWAS portal is another step forward in the government’s efforts to take care of the families of Central para-military personnel as they focus on serving the country and securing its borders.
“A system had been created in the CAPFs such that only personnel of the force for which the residential accommodation was constructed, could be allotted these units. This left thousands of houses vacant. The eAwas portal has changed this and houses lying vacant will now be available for personnel of other CAPFs as well. This will increase the housing satisfaction ratio of CAPFs by 13% without even constructing a building,” he said.
Currently, there are over 1.21 lakh quarters available to CAPF personnel but more than 23,000 of them are vacant. While 31,000 units were added since 2014, 15,000 more residential units are under construction and another 17,000 approved. The HSR of CAPFs in 2014 was barely 33-34%, but now stands raised to 48%.
Shah said the construction of the additional 32,000 units is expected to be completed by November 2024, which would further push up HSR to 60%. Along with the inter-force allotment of residential quarters that will add another 13%, the HSR by November 2024 will be 73%, he added.
CAPF eAwas portal, developed on the lines of online allotment system for ‘general pool residential accommodation (eSampada)’, will facilitate maintenance of an accurate inventory of ‘residential quarters/separated family accommodation (SFA)’ held by CAPFs, as well as their allotment through the online process to eligible force personnel. The portal has a provision for intimation to the applicant via SMS and e-mail, at various stages of the allotment process.
eAwas would facilitate planning for construction of new quarters based on demand-gap analysis. The website will list the house of any particular force that has not been allotted for any reason for a period of four months. Such a listing, visible to all CAPF personnel, will enable personnel of any of the six CAPFs — Assam Rifles, BSF, CISF, CRPF, ITBP and SSB — to apply for its allotment, online.
The “CAPF eAwas” web-portal implements Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah’s resolve to improve the housing satisfaction ratio (HSR) of CAPFs.
Recalling the government’s commitment to ensuring the welfare of CAPFs and taking care of their families, Shah listed initiatives taken by it including Ayushman CAPF scheme, under which 56,000 claims worth over Rs 31 crore have been paid so far; e-Transfer software, being used by ITBP and CISF, to bring transparency in the transfers of CAPF personnel; and air courier services.


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