Installation of Security Gadgets at ISRO and SHAR Space Centres

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PSLV - Launch by ISRO
PSLV - Launch by ISRO

Installation of Security Gadgets at ISRO and SHAR Space Centres

Security and surveillance is a continuous process. Based on the reviews conducted from time to time and directives issued by the concerned security agencies, various security/ surveillance gadgets viz. CCTV cameras, Thermal cameras, biometric systems, security power fencing etc., are installed/ being augmented in various ISRO Centres/ Units, including SHAR. To facilitate these systems, various Public sector/ Private Companies have been awarded contracts for procurement, installation and annual maintenance, following prescribed codal procedures.

The funds earmarked towards procurement, installation and annual maintenance of these security/ surveillance gadgets are approximately Rs. 48 crores.

The security and surveillance of all major ISRO Centres/ Units and installations is entrusted to Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for providing round the clock security. All the extant orders and directives issued by MHA on security measures from time to time are being complied by the department. Some of the steps taken by ISRO to tighten and increase the security, surveillance and vigilance at SHAR centre and other ISRO installations include – (i) perimeter security, (ii) frisking & screening, (iii) power fencing, (iv) migration to biometric based Access Control System, (v) conduct of security awareness programmes and mock drills.

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.