MHA mulls creation of Integrated Control Room
The Union Home Ministry is all set to create a 24/7 Integrated Control Room equipped with state-of-the-art communication systems to receive information relating terror and natural disasters.
NEW DELHI: Union Home Ministry is all set to create a modern 24/7 Integrated Control Room equipped with state-of-the-art communication systems to receive timely information relating terror and natural disasters from the States and swiftly rush remedial aids to the affected States.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday chaired a high level meet to discuss the proposal for creation of the facility. The meeting was attended by top officials of the ministry including Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi.
The hi-tech control room will submerge under one roof all the four control rooms functioning presently and will work round the clock. According to the proposal, as many as 10 officials each will man the control room in three shifts. These officials will seek information from different control rooms of the States every half an hour.
The Union Home Ministry control will also be linked to such a facility of the Defence Ministry. As part of the proposed move, relevant officials of the Prime Minister’s Office, Union Home Ministry and Defence Ministry besides those in various security agencies will be kept updated through alerts.
“The relevant officials of these ministries will be able to take remedial measures in a timely manner. A seamless communication system will minimise the time lag in rushing manpower or other support to an area affected by terror attack or a natural calamity,” an official said, adding the consideration of the proposal is in advanced stage and decision to the effect likely to be taken soon.