Ministry of Finance

Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman virtually launches seven infrastructure projects worth over Rs, 1,000 crore from New Delhi

Posted On: 01 MAR 2024 6:19PM by PIB Delhi

Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman virtually launched seven infrastructure projects worth over Rs. 1,000 crore from New Delhi, today.

The launch was also attended by Shri Sanjay Malhotra, Secretary, Department of Revenue (DoR), Ministry of Finance (MoF); Dr. Vivek Joshi, Secretary, Department of Financial Services (DFS), MoF; Shri Nitin Gupta, Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT); DoR; Shri Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, Chairman, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC); Shri M.P. Tangirala, Add. Secretary, DFS; Shri Dinesh Khara, Chairman, State Bank of India (SBI); and senior officials of Ministry of Finance.

In her address on the occasion, Smt. Sitharaman stated that it is important to ensure that projects planned and completed without delays and the Department concerned should ensure that construction begins on time and that the projects are completed within the given time frame.

The Union Finance Minister also said that the projects like these renew confidence and boosts morale of the officials that the Government continues to provide for their welfare and well-being.

Smt. Sitharaman further exhorted the officials to perform their duties diligently towards nation-building in Amrit Kaal.

In his address on the occasion, Shri Nitin Gupta, Chairman, CBDT, said that the new buildings will be state-of-the-art and modern as per the green building norms and conform to the latest GRIHA 3 parameters (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment). They will also have common facilities like shops, control room for CCTV & security, community hall, Yoga/Gym/Fitness centre and recreational room, etc. The building complex shall be equipped with EV charging points, solar power plant, sewage treatment plant, rainwater harvesting, green area for children and elders.

In his address on the occasion, Shri Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, Chairman, CBIC, said that the CITRA Heights residential campus being inaugurated today is one of the tallest and landmark buildings in Dwarka, New Delhi and the project is located at one of the most preferred locations in Delhi, near IGI Airport. Giving more details about the project, Shri Agarwal said that the project is spread over 17800 sqaure metres and will cater to the accommodation needs of the officers of CBIC stationed at Delhi.

For the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, the Union Finance Minister laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Departmental Residential Complex comprising 198 quarters of Type-II and III for the officials of Income Tax Department, at Sector-28, Faridabad, Haryana, providing housing units for the officials of the Department.

Smt. Sitharaman also laid the foundation stone of the Residential Complex at Sector-53, Gurugram, comprising 214 quarters of Type-II to VI for providing adequate residential houses for the officers and officials of the Income Tax Department.

For the Central Board of Indirect taxes and Customs (CBIC), Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, the Union Finance Minister inaugurated the Departmental Residential Complex comprising 256 quarters of Type-IV, V and VI, for the officers of CBIC at Sector-9, Dwarka, New Delhi, providing for adequate residential houses for the middle and senior level officers of the Department.

For the Department of Financial Services (DFS), Ministry of Finance, the Union Finance Minister inaugurated State Bank of India’s new local head office building; Life Insurance Corporation of India’s International Business Centre building; and Canara Bank’s IFSC Banking Unit at GIFT City, Gandhinagar, Gujarat; followed by the inauguration of the new head office building of United India Insurance Company Ltd., at Chennai. These infrastructure initiatives will give a fillip to business activities in GIFT City, and provide a state-of-the art headquarters building for United India Insurance Company for providing better customer services.

Earlier, Dr. Vivek Joshi welcomed the dignitaries gave details of the scope of the projects under inauguration today.

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