Jammu: J&K Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam on Wednesday set a deadline of May 2019 for completing State Emergency Operation Center (SEOC) at Humhama on Srinagar outskirts.
The SEOC will be the main command and control centre responsible for disaster management in the state including emergency service integration and will be fitted with state of the art equipment to ensure its 24×7 functioning, an official spokesperson said.
Chairing a review meeting, the Chief Secretary directed Secretary DMRR&R to ensure that SEOC is made fully operational by May, 2019 and that a panel be constituted to monitor the implementation of the project. An amount of Rs 3 crore will be released for procurement of requisite equipment for the SEOC, it said.
The meeting also deliberated upon extending the National Disaster Management Services (NDMS) to other district level centres as are available in Pulwama and Budgam districts.
Pertinent to mention that NDMS is a pilot project of NDMA providing reliable telecommunication infrastructure and technical support for Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) operations at MHA, NDMA, NDRF HQ, States & selected vulnerable Districts including Pulwama and Budgam in J&K.