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Union Home Minister reviews status of establishment of Institute of Medical Sciences and Scheme of Residential Building for the CAPFs

The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh reviewed the status of establishment of the Central Armed Police Forces Institute of Medical Sciences (CAPFIMS) here today. The Layout Plan of the Institute had been approved by MHA in January, 2015. No Objection Certificates (NOC) of local authorities have been obtained, except from the Ministry of Environment and Forest. As per Forest Department, out of 54.40 acres land allotted to CAPFIMS, 16.32 acres falls under Geo-morphological ridge area, where construction is prohibited. Hence, the Layout Plan is being revised.

In the month of October, 2013, the Government has approved establishment of the CAPFIMS comprising of a 500-bed General Hospital, a 300-bed Super Specialty Hospital, a Nursing College and a School of Paramedics at an estimated cost of Rs.1,368.53 crore under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 at Maidangarhi, New Delhi.

The Union Home Minister later reviewed the Scheme of Residential Building (Plan) under which construction of houses for Central Armed Police Forces are undertaken. The construction is undertaken through CPWD and other Public Works Organization/PSUs.

As against the authorization of 2,67,376 houses, 98,041 houses are available. Thus there is a shortfall of 1,69,335 houses (as on 1.08.2015). During 12th Plan, Rs.2387.26 crore (as on 24.8.2015) has been utilized and 9,824 houses have been constructed. For improving the housing satisfaction, proposal for construction of 21,655 houses at an estimates cost of Rs.2050.07 crore in the 12th Five Year Plan has been approved for Assam Rifles (AR), Border Security Force (BSF) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). A proposal for construction of 13,072 nos. of houses and 113 barracks of various types at 68 locations of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) at an estimated cost of Rs.3090.98 crore is under active consideration.