CM launches mobile application for security of NE citizens

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IMPHAL, July 21: Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh today launched Citizen Security Management System mobile application for citizens of northeast states and online registration of food business operators during a ceremony held at the CM`™s Secretariat.

Speaking on the occasion, Ibobi said that the mobile application called as the Northeastern State Citizen Security Management System Software was recommended by Bezbaruah Committee which was set up in February 2014 after the death of Nido Tania, a 19 year old student from Arunachal Pradesh, who died in Delhi on January 29, 2014.

The CM explained that the mobile application will be available for free download for people of Manipur in and outside the State. The application provides for various interactive features for the police to stay connected with the citizens such as News feed and Polls.

Using the mobile application, a citizen can now post complaints along with photos and videos directly to the police. The citizen interacts with the police online via the mobile application itself. A tracking feature has also been provided in the application where the citizen can trigger an alert to track his location to his near and dear along with the police, he elaborated.

As per the recommendations of the Bezbaruah Committee the State has also engaged an Advocates panel for providing legal aid to the victims of racial discrimination against the people of Manipur in Delhi. The same information has also been provided in the Mobile application. Emergency helpline numbers are also integrated in the Mobile application, he added.

Stating that Government of Manipur is committed to the issues faced by people of the State living at various cities outside the State, Ibobi said that this new mobile application is one of the many initiatives through which the State Government seeks to handle these issues.

As per the Food safety Regulations, all food business operators have to register with the Food Safety Commissioners of the State, he said, informing that online registration software for food business operators was developed by National Centre for Smart Governance.

The launching ceremony was also attended by Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam; Minister of Health & FW/GAD/CADA Phunzanthang Tonsing; Chief Secretary PC Lawnkunga; DGP Sahid Ahmed; Principal Secretary (Health) Dr Suresh Babu and high officials of Police and Health Department.

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