NEW DELHI: The CAG has found that the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) like CRPF and BSF have provided very limited number of residential quarters leading to low satisfaction level among them.
In a report on construction activities in CAPFs, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India said satisfaction level in providing residential accommodation for personnel of CAPFs was ranging between 3 to 22 per cent as on March 2014 as against the prescribed satisfaction level of 25 per cent.
Construction activities, starting from land acquisition were marred by numerous problems. In land acquisitions, CAPFs failed to adhere to the time limit prescribed by the Home Ministry mainly due to their failures in identification of land, obtaining administrative approval and expenditure sanction, delay in depositing the cost of land with state governments etc,.
"CAPFs did not pursue the matter with state governments for speedy completion of land acquisition process resulting in delays," the report said.
The CAG said there was complete absence of any planned interaction between higher authorities of CAPF or Home Ministry and state revenue departments for sorting out issues causing abnormal delay in acquisition of land.
Audit examination found lapses in quality assurance measures as there was no system of inspection by quality assurance wing of the CPWD and it was observed that Public Works Organisations (PWOs) did not have a quality assurance wing.