Process for installation of CCTVs in Jammu Police Stations to begin in July

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, June 10: In an RTI reply, J&K Police Headquarters have informed that process for installation of CCTVs (Closed-Circuit Television Cameras) in Police Stations of Jammu may start in July 2018.
Assistant Public Information Officer of the Police Headquarters, vide his office letter no PHQ/RTI-52/2018/610 dated 14/05/2018, while disposing of an Right to Information application of Raman Sharma of Jammu, has informed that installation of CCTV cameras was projected in High End Security under Prime Minister Development Package at an amount of Rs 4.13 crore and the activity has been approved.
The RTI reply further reveals that in the 1st phase, CCTV cameras have been installed in the Police Stations of district Srinagar whereas the process to installing them in the remaining districts of Kashmir zone is also under process.
With regard to installation of CCTV cameras in the Police Station of Jammu zone is concerned, it has been informed in the reply that Police Headquarter had sought technical specifications from Zonal Police Headquarters Jammu and once the PHQ receives the technical specification from ZPHQ Jammu, the tender would be floated for the same on priority and the tentative target date would be ending July 2018.
It is pertinent to mention here that this RTI application was submitted by the RTI applicant Sharma after judgement of single member bench of the J & K State Human Right Commission with direction to the State Government and to the Police Headquarters to install CCTVs in all the Police Stations of the State. This petition was submitted by RTI activist and Law student Deepak Sharma last year.


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