Located near India Gate, the complex is being built on a plot of 4.33 acres, belonging to erstwhile Directorate General of Supplies and Disposals (DGS&D), the commerce ministry said in a statement.
The building, according to the ministry, will accommodate about 1,000 officers and other staff, and will to be environment friendly. It will be a completely paperless office with modern facilities such as smart access control, video conferencing and completely networked systems.
The statement said that over 56 per cent of the 214 trees on the plot are either being left untouched or are being replanted on the same plot.
The department is currently housed in Udyog Bhawan, which also has large number of other ministries leading to constraint of space.