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ITBP to create ‘holiday homes’ for jawans at hill stations

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is setting up ‘holiday homes’ for its jawans and their families at 12 scenic locations in the country as part of its unique welfare scheme for the lower ranks personnel.

ITBP Chief Krishna Chaudhary on Friday laid the foundation stone for the first such home at Mussoorie in Uttarkhand.

A senior official said the paramilitary force, tasked with securing the 3,488-km-long Sino-India border, will create exclusive ‘holiday homes’ for jawans or constables in Shimla, Almora, Joshimath, Madurai, Gangtok, Chittoor and Sarhan, among others.

“A total of 12 such locations have been chosen to build these retreat homes. The infrastructure will be created on the ITBP premises already available at these places. These retreats have been planned as officers and their families have such facilities, but there were very less for jawans who are the backbone of the force, raised in 1962,” a senior ITBP official said.
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