in Jharkhand, India: Soon, CCTV cameras will be installed at every police station in Jharkhand, marking a big step towards improving security. To monitor activity within police stations, 5258 cameras will be deployed. The project, which is expected to cost Rs 107 crores and 14 lakhs, is a component of the state’s attempts to improve public safety and law enforcement. Enhancing Security
The Jharkhand Agency for Promotion of Information Technology’s (JAP-IT) recommendations guided the decision to install CCTV cameras in 334 police stations during the first phase of the project. Using these cameras, the Directorate of Police Radio (DPR) project seeks to put officers and staff under observation.
Through an Expression of Interest (EOI), the Ranchi-based Jharkhand Police Housing Corporation Limited (JPHCL) has chosen M/s Amst and Young LLP, a New Delhi-based company, to carry out this plan. After the proposal is approved by the cabinet, the installation process in the chosen police stations will start. The installation of cameras will be given priority at 282 of the state’s 606 police stations, as these are the targets of Naxal activity.
The CCTV systems will be installed and supplied by Jharkhand Police Housing Corporation Limited; they are covered by a three-year warranty. The budget that has been set aside pays for the labour and supplies needed to install the CCTV.
This choice is in response to a recent Jharkhand High Court ruling that required the state government to install CCTV cameras in every police station and on their property. The requirement for high-quality cameras with up to 18 months of data storage was stressed by the court. The Director General of Police and the Home Secretary were directed to make sure that this directive was followed.
The police stations’ entry and exit doors, major gates, lockup rooms, hallways, welcome rooms, inspection rooms, duty officers’ rooms, and the spaces outside lavatories and behind police stations are only a few of the locations where the cameras will be positioned strategically.
It is anticipated that this project will greatly increase security, accountability, and openness inside Jharkhand’s law enforcement organisations, creating a safer atmosphere for both the general public and law enforcement personnel.