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DGP chairs State Steering Committee Meeting

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Jammu: The Director General of Police J&K, Dilbag Singh, chaired the State Steering Committee Meeting for the implementation of Nation-wide Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) number (112) in the Union Territory of Jammu Kashmir here today, said a police spokesperson.

“The meeting was attended by ADGP Hqrs M. K. Sinha, IGP Hqrs Garib Dass, SSP PCR Jammu Dr Mohd Haseeb Mughal, AIG (P&T) PHQ Gurinderpal Singh, CAO PHQ, and DySP IMS at PHQ. While other committee members Manav Gupta Director Finance Home department J&K, Virender Manyal from social welfare department, SSP PCR Srinagar Zubair Khan, Anil Kumar from NIC, Rajeshwar Addl. Secy. Health and members of C-DAC company attended the meeting via video conferencing,” the spokesperson said.

“The main agenda of the meeting was the integration of helplines of other emergency departments like Fire & Emergency department, Health & Medical emergency department, Social Welfare emergency numbers and State Disaster Management Authority with ERSS in J&K. And the other agenda point was setting up of Mini Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) at PCR Jammu,” he said.

“Speaking on the occasion, the DGP directed the participating committee members to take all the necessary initiative to fast track the process to ensure integration of other already existing helpline emergency numbers with ERSS setup as soon as possible in Jammu and Kashmir. He directed the C-DAC agency to liaise with SSP PCR Jammu to work out modalities for integration of ERSS with other emergency departments and also work at tentative financial implications involved for the purpose,” the spokesperson said.

“To avoid further inconvenience to the general public of Jammu region, the DGP directed C-DAC implementing agency to expedite the works of setting up another PSAP at PCR Jammu. He earmarked SSP PCR Jammu as nodal officer to liaise with other emergency departments and work out details for setting up of ERSS in J&K,” he added.

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