Chief secretary B B Vyas today chaired the 2nd State Apex Committee Meeting for Nationwide Emergency Response System (NERS).
Principal secretary Home, principal secretary Health & Medical Education, administrative secretaries of the Departments PDD, Social Welfare, PHE, I&FC, IT, IGP Technical Services J&K besides other senior officers attended the meeting. Officials of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) Thiruvananthapuram participated in the meeting via video conferencing.
NERS is a Pan-India integrated helpline number '112' with the objective of addressing all emergencies. The key players being the public, Police Department, Health Services, Fire & Emergency Services, Disaster Management, Social Welfare, C-DAC and Telecom Services.
The system will integrate various emergency call numbers like Police (100), Fire (101), Ambulance (102) and Women & Child Care (181) into one, to act not only as 'receiver' of emergency calls but also as 'responder' in a very quick time.
C-DAC has been associated with the preparation of project proposal submitted by the state to MHA. Based on the proposal submitted by J&K Police, MHA GoI has sanctioned an amount of Rs. 7.427 Crores to serve as the initial fund to kick start NERS in the State.
The Committee discussed the implementation of NERS as per the guidelines of MHA, the proposal submitted by C-DAC and the points raised by the Technical Committee comprising special DGP Hqr PHQ, secretary IT and IGP Technical Services. It was decided that C-DAC will submit a modified DPR to the MHA for implementation of NERS incorporating all necessary elements as brought out by the State government and as per the guidelines of the MHA.