Kerala Police launches three digital projects to boost efficiency


Trivandrum: Kerala Police has rolled out three major digital projects in an effort to enhance their efficiency using digital tools and communication systems. Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan launched these technology driven initiatives at a function held in Thiruvananthapuram.

The three digital projects are ‘Samhita’ – an internal Closed User group (CUG) service enabling free communication for police officers by providing SIM cards; ‘Khaki Hats’- a novel project to form ethical hackers in the police force and ‘Clone-free Hitech Smart Card’ which will provide details of service information of police personnel.

In his address, the CM called for the policing system in the State to be modified with people-friendly projects integrated with technology. “The government will provide all the necessary assistance to the police, including fund and basic requirements for implementing novel projects. For this, the police should utilise the technology effectively. The updates of fast changing technology are inevitable for the police as cyber crimes are on the rise.”

Under the Samhita project, as many as 51,084 policemen will be brought under one mobile network to save costs and enhance communication efficiency. The free SIM cards are being provided by BSNL.

The Khaki Hats project would enable the law enforcement wing to take the assistance of ethical hackers to help it fight crime. As part of this project, over 300 policemen will be trained in cyber investigations and ethical hacking.

The hi-tech smart card developed by C-DAC is a chip integrated smart card for all police officials to avail financial and administrative services in an efficient way. This will help the police administer its funds better.

V S Sivakumar, MLA; Loknath Behera IPS, State Police Chief; and Jyothi Shankar, GM, BSNL; were among those present on the occasion.

Kerala IT News


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