Various information and communication technology (ICT) initiatives to make the district ICT-oriented have been launched with the technical support of the National Informatics Centre (NIC).
Revenue Minister Adoor Prakash inaugurated the ICT initiatives at the District Collectorate here on Friday. The services launched here included the district services kiosk, Collectorate surveillance system, enhanced eHajar, and webcam-based video connectivity among tahsildars, the Sub-Collector, and the District Collector. The surveillance cameras and biometric devices for eHajar were installed by Keltron.
The district services kiosk installed at the Collectorate will offer services such as Chief Minister’s mass contact programme petition status, status of grievances submitted to the Collector, DC*Suite services, disaster management equipment availability, general information about the district, and Revenue office/employee search. The kiosk will be enhanced with more services in due course, NIC officials said here.
A surveillance system that positioned infrared cameras at eight strategic locations also became operational on Friday. The system has a continuous recording facility with round-the-clock operating conditions.
eHajar has been functioning at the Collectoate since September 2011. To overcome the limitations of the login-based hajar registering system, it has been enhanced with the incorporation of biometric devices, the NIC officials said. The biometric devices have been installed at six convenient locations at the Collectorate.