BENGALURU: The Cubbon Park police station is getting a fresh coat of paint in preparations for the video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which is scheduled for Wednesday. Officials are also busy re-checking the network for the interactive session.
The conference will happen via NICNet, an official software of National Informatics Centre (NIC), which is used for PM’s video conferences. The Cubbon Park police station network will be linked to the NIC branch in Koramangala.
On Sunday, technicians of Hewlett-Packard (HP) and State Crime Records Bureau (SCRB) continued re-checking the connection that would enable communication between the PM and police officials. Top brass of the police departments also visited the police station on Sunday. Cubbon Park police inspector C Bala Krishna will communicate with the PM.
Officials of three police stations of the country, including the one in Cubbon Park, will be interacting with the PM. The conference is scheduled from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm.
An official of SCRB said, “Karnataka was the first state to get an exclusive network for sharing FIRs, chargesheets and information online.”
According to a city police inspector, “The state had suggested three stations — Koramangala, Seshadripuram and Cubbon Park — to the Centre for e-conference.”
The NICNet network, started in 1988 and operated by the NIC, aims to improve communication between government institutions.
Cubbon Park police station has adopted the Digital India initiative under the government’s Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) project. CCTNS aims to create an integrated system for increasing the efficiency at the station level.
After connecting all the state police stations in one network in 2011, the SCRB also launched a pilot project on sharing FIRs and chargesheets via e-network with the courts. “In the pilot project, we were successful in communication between Mysuru and Mandya courts,” the officer said.