Nodal Officer Workshop on CAP & ERSS

One Day Nodal Officer Workshop on CAP & ERSS Projects held on 31 Aug 2022.

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in association with CDOT has organized the Nodal Officer Workshop on NDMA Projects Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) based Integrated Alert Systemand Extension of ERSS (Dial112) for Disaster Emergencies on 31st August 2022. The workshop aimed to provide a platform to all the stake holders including Alert Generating Agencies, Alert Authorising Agencies and Alert Disseminating Agencies across India to discuss their underlying concerns and challenges and evolve the technology-based solutions to address these in an effective manner amid insightful discussions by a galaxy of experts and technologists.

The Inaugural Session was chaired by Shri K Rajaraman, Chairman, Digital Communications Commission (DCC) and Secretary (Telecom), DOT and Smt BV Umadevi, Additional Secretary (DM), Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India.

The Secretary DoT exhorted that all forms of technology should be used collaboratively and appreciated the indigenous initiatives of C-DOT and NDMA in operationalising the Integrated Alert System. He said that saving lives is the fundamental responsibility of the Government and the country has marched very well in this direction. Substantial investment has been done in the recent years in telecom sector and all corners are connected now, so there should not be any remote area without alert mechanism. He emphasised the need of cell broadcast in the current network as well as the upcoming 5G NSA solutions.

Smt. BVUmadevi, Additional Secretary (DM), MHA, said that bringing all stakeholders in one platform will be very important in bringing synergy of efforts. Sh. Kamal Kishore, Member Secretary, NDMA said that disasters give no lead time and events are highly localized so warning should be location specific, timely, efficient, actionable, and people-centric. Various eminent dignitaries and speakers from various Government departments including NDMA, DoT, Indian Railways, Indian Metrological Department (IMD), Central Water Commission (CWC), Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Defence Geoinformatics Research Establishment (DGRE), Forest Survey of India (FSI), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), TRAI and State Disaster Management Authorities (SDMAs) of 36 States and Union Territories attended the workshop and deliberated on various contemporary issues related to Disaster Management and Preparedness.


Technical Session-I - Overview and Technology used for CAP

Title Speaker Download PPT
Telecom Network readiness in meeting challenges in Disaster Management Shri Sanjay Agarwal, DDG (DM), DOT Download(3.70 MB)
Objective, Overview and Progress of CAP Col Dheeraj Chandola (Retd), Sr Consultant (IT), NDMA Download(1.93 MB)
Issues & Challenges with AGAs, AAAs & ADAs in CAP Project Sh Saurabh Basu, Gp Leader, C-DOT Download(1.94 MB)
Worldwide Best Practices of CAP Dr Pankaj Kumar Dalela, Director, C-DOT Download(494 KB)


Technical Session-II - Alert Generation Agencies (AGAs) Integration with CAP Platform

Title Speaker Download PPT
India Meteorological Department (IMD) Dr Sankar Nath, Scientist E Download(3.4 MB)
Central Water Commission (CWC) Sh Ravinder Singh, CE (FM) Download(3.7 MB)
Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) Sh J Padmanabham, Scientist E Download(3.7 MB)
Forest Survey of India (FSI) Dr Sunil Chandra, Dy Director Download(10.3 MB)


Technical Session-III - Role of Alert Disseminating Agencies (ADAs) in CAP Phase-II

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Integration of NavIC messaging system with CAP and dissemination to the citizens Sh Manish Saxena, Director (SATNAV), ISRO Download(1.5 MB)
Role of MoIB in dissemination of alert messages in Television and Radio Sh Sanjiv Shankar, JS (Broadcasting -I) & CVO, MoIB Download(883 KB)
Role of Indian Railways in dissemination of alert messages through Passenger Information System Sh Dharmendra Singh, Director (Telecom), Railway Board, Ministry of Railways Download(1.7 MB)
Integration with Coastal Alert Systems Sh Padmanav Behra, Joint Special Relief Commissioner Download(3.5 MB)


Technical Session-IV - Discussion on various aspects on CAP & ERSS Projects: {Alert Authorizing Agencies (AAAs))

Title Speaker Download PPT
Objective, Overview of ERSS, Current Rollout Status & Best Practices of ERSS used Worldwide Sh K Selvan, ED, CDAC Thiruvananthapuram Download(3.1 MB)
States Experience: CAP & ERSS Sh Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, Scientist, Karnataka Download(1.8 MB)
States Experience: CAP & ERSS Sh Hari Kiran, Project Manager, Andhra Pradesh Download(1.9 MB)
States Experience: CAP & ERSS Sh SA Raman, Director (DM), Tamil Nadu Download(2.2 MB)

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