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PWD employees given walkie-talkies for better communication

Kolkata: The state Public Works Department (PWD) employees posted at Nabanna from now on will use walkie-talkies to ensure better communication among themselves so that tasks are properly executed in case of any trouble.
Initially, employees posted in the 9th and 15th floor will be using the same and gradually the same mode of communication will be established among the employees of the state PWD posted in all the floors of the state Secretariat.
The state PWD looks at
various aspects ranging from work-related issues to electrical
wiring to maintenance of firefighting arrangements in the administrative headquarters of the state government.
Hence, in a bid to improve the infrastructure for better communication among the employees, the decision to introduce the walkie-talkie has been taken up.
Initially, around 10 walkie-talkie sets have been bought and handed over to the employees of the state Public Works Department.
Besides carrying out the
regular work, the introduction
of the walkie-talkies will also be of great help in case there is an emergency situation in the state Secretariat.
According to an official of the state PWD, there is a plan to procure more such sets so that maximum number of employees of the department who are posted on various floors of the state Secretariat can carry a walkie-talkie and communicate whenever necessary.
The employees have been given proper training to handle the walkie-talkie and the employees have also expressed satisfaction as they had assessed the need for a better communication system among themselves and finally, the step has been taken.
There is round-the-clock security in and around the state Secretariat to avoid any untoward incident.
Earlier, in a bid to tighten up the security, an initiative was also taken to install 50 more
surveillance cameras in and outside the 14-storeyed building that houses the headquarters of the state government.
It may be mentioned that VVIPs from different parts of the world visit Nabanna almost regularly and so the necessity of ensuring a foolproof security that also includes proper maintenance of the existing infrastructure in the state Secretariat is an absolute necessity.
So, within a few months after the decision was taken to install 50 more surveillance cameras, the PWD employees have been provided with walkie-talkies for better communication among themselves.
A few months ago, bodycams were also given to a certain section of police officers posted in the state Secretariat.
Initially, around 12 Assistant Sub-inspectors at Nabanna were provided with the body-worn cameras.
The cameras were found fitted in such a way on their uniforms that it could take close shots of a person standing in front of a policeman.
The cameras also had an option of capturing both video footages with clear audio and still photographs.
Moreover, the work to set up a separate dog squad near Nabanna is also going to start in full swing soon. A plot of land to set up the unit has already been marked near Nabanna for a separate unit of the dog squad.
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