JAMMU, Dec 7: To review the security of railways in Jammu and Kashmir, a meeting of the State Level Security Committee was held today under the chairmanship of Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh here.
The meeting was attended via video conferencing by Special DG CID J&K RR Swain and Principal Chief Security Commissioner/IGP RPF Headquarters SN Pandey while ADGP Railways J&K Sunil Kumar who also conducted the proceedings of the meeting and Commandant RPF Ferozpur Division Rajnish attended the meeting.
The meeting started with the threadbare discussion on the action taken report on the agenda points of the last meeting which included joint security audit of vital installation, experimental running of glass top rail bogies and availability of X-ray baggage scanners for their optimum utilization.
During the meeting action taken report on the installation of CCTV cameras was also discussed and the committee was informed that 235 CCTV cameras are installed at 12 Railway Stations besides there is need for more at some stations.
Strengthening of manpower, deployment of dog squads and improving infrastructure for the officers and jawans of RPF and GRP was also discussed.
Speaking on the occasion, the DGP said that in future security issues pertaining to the safety of railways will be more important as more and more stations will get connected and more & more people will use the services for travel & freight. He said there have been some elements in the past that were involved in damaging the property of railways. However, he stated that such incidents have gone down considerably.
The DGP impressed upon the officers to make optimum use of the technology for security of the users, officials of the Railways and also for the hassle free services to passengers.
At the outset of the meeting, ADGP Railways presented welcome address.
Meanwhile, Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh has sanctioned meritorious scholarship of over Rs 15.97 lakh in favour of wards of retired police personnel and serving SPOs.
The meritorious scholarship has been sanctioned in favour of 253 such wards for their performance in the annual examination of class 10th and 12th during the academic session 2020-21. The scholarship has been granted out of the Central Police Welfare Fund.