CAPF e-Awas Portal

Union Home Minister Amit Shah recently launched a new online portal ‘e-Awas’ for CAPF personnel.

Key Points

  • With the help of this new portal, CAPF personnel will also be able to find the houses available with other forces instead of searching for accommodation available in their force. This web portal will enable online registration and allotment of residential quarters to eligible personnel of CAPFs and Assam Rifles.
  • Apart from the Assam Rifles, the CAPFs also include Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).
  • According to the data released by the Ministry of Home Affairs, at present about 19 percent of the houses of the CAPFs are vacant and through this portal, the force personnel can find the houses available with other forces.

Other Initiative

The Government of India had also started the ‘Ayushman CAPF’ scheme some time back with the aim of providing better medical facilities to the families of the jawans. So far more than 35 lakh Ayushman cards have been distributed to 10 lakh workers under this scheme. At the same time, about 56 thousand bills of more than Rs 31 crore have been paid so far.

About CAPF

Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) refers to the uniform nomenclature of seven central armed police organizations in India that are overseen by the Ministry of Home Affairs. Their mission is primarily to defend the national interest against internal threats.

The seven organizations under the CAPF are the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), National Security Guard (NSG), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), and Special Protection Group (SPG).

Central Armed Police Forces are organized with the primary function of border guarding for ITBP, BSF, SSB; CISF provides security of sensitive establishments; CRPF, NSG assists police to tackle law and order, counter-naxal operations for and counter-terrorism operations.

Aside from their primary role, all CAPFs support the police in law and order situations, as well as the army in counter-terrorism operations. In the past, the army has been aided by BSF and CRPF during external aggression. CAPFs collaborate with both the Police and the Army to assist them in various tasks.

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