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Mini Secretariat now under CCTV scanner

india Updated: Sep 10, 2011 00:22 IST
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As part of security enhancing measures following the bomb blast outside Delhi high court, the Gurgaon administration has set up a network of close-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to protect the multi-storey mini secretariat complex which houses several government offices.

A surveillance team has already been observing the movement of people at the ground and first floor of the six-storey building through 16 CCTV cameras which were installed in March.

The CCTVs were installed at the offices of tehsildars, sub-registrars and other revenue department officials in order to keep an eye on touts, middlemen and corrupt officials.

But now the administration is working on to put the entire mini secretariat premises under the CCTV scanner to keep constant watch on all the

visitors. “The administration does not want to take any risk as the recent bomb blast at Delhi high court has shaken the entire country and nobody wants to compromise with the safety and security of such offices and people,” said SK Joshi, district information officer, National Information Centre (NIC).

A big LCD screen has been placed outside the office of the deputy commissioner. The system is monitored by a team of 25 information technology professionals of the NIC through a control room set up in the

premises. “We have seven days recording facility in this CCTV system. We are providing technical help to administration. The system is based on internet and has minimum chance of any technical problem,” he added.

Joshi said that the administration has decided to install more CCTV cameras as well as hi-tech gadgets in offices across the district soon.