Women Oppose Installation of Cameras at Collectorate

Published: 12th August 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2014 08:57 AM   |  A+A-

KAKKANAD: The district administration’s move to install surveillance cameras in the collectorate to watch the movements of the staff came as a bolt from the blue.

The women working in the collectorate have filed a common complaint to the Women’s Commission saying that the installation of surveillance cameras for each person at the collectorate will interfere into their privacy matters.

The administration decided to install 100 cameras in the collectorate with the aid of BPCL as a part of beefing up its security system.

“We received a common complaint from the women staff of the collectorate seeking our intervention in the district administration’s move to install surveillance cameras. The complaint states that the installation of surveillance camera intrudes the privacy of employees and that it may also result in its misuse,” said Lissie, Women’s Commission member.

Adding further, she said, “the Commission cannot take any direct action in this regard as the project has been mooted with government sanction and it does not directly target women employees alone. Anyhow, we have forwarded the complaint to the chief secretary and based on his report we will initiate action,” Lissie added.

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