Merger Proposal of Odisha Police Signal Establishment and State Crime Record Bureau.
Cuttack 18.9.2016 (By Biswaranjan Mishra)– In order to make CCTNS programme more effective in the Police Station level, DGP Sri K.B.Singh has suggested to the State Govt. the merger of Odisha Police Signal Establishment at Cuttack and State Crime Record Bureau functioning at Bhubaneswar. Shortage of computer trained manpower in Odisha Police is a major reason for the slow performance CCTNS programme in the State said DGP Sri Singh. With the merger of these two establishments, 789 personnel’s presently working in the Signal establishment and 87 personnel’s of SCRB can be deployed in the Police Stations exclusively for CCTNS work. The Police personnel’s posted in the Police Stations are engaged in crime prevention and detection, law & order, anti – Naxal operations, maintenance of peace in Communal and caste – conflict, Community Policing activities etc. They therefore find little time to work for the CCTNS project. The strength in Odisha Police is not sufficient to meet the present requirement of State and is much lower than the national average. The functioning of CCTNS and future proposal of functioning of “Citizens Portal” have created a demand of additional technical man power to operate the computer and communication equipment.
At present the computer trained personnel’s of SCRB are monitoring the implementation of CCTNS from Bhubaneswar. As the number of computer trained personnel’s in SCRB are few, it becomes very difficult on their part to monitor the whole CCTNS activities smoothly. If the Signal establishment is merged, an additional computer trained manpower can be utilised for this mega CCTNS project. Besides, the Signal staff are trained in operating and maintaing communication equipments including computer. So, these staff can be a great boost for the smooth implementation of CCTNS in the State – added DGP. Considering all these facts, DGP Sri Singh has suggested to the State Government for creation of a new cadre namely “Odisha Police Information Technology and Communication Services” merging the above two establishments of Odisha Police.