Govt Okays Disaster Recovery Centre Outside Of Kashmir Seismic Zone

LG Manoj Sinha chairs Administrative Council meeting

Moved Aimed To Save Govt’s Digital Services, Data In Wake Of Any Natural Disasters

Srinagar- In a major decision aimed to overcome any natural disaster, the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Thursday approved establishment of Disaster Recovery (DR) Centre outside Seismic Zone of Jammu and Kashmir along with its upkeep and maintenance for 5 years.

The decision in this regard was taken in the Administrative Council (AC) which met here under Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, an official spokesperson said Thursday.

LG’s Advisor Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Chief Secretary Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Principal Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor attended the meeting.

The project, the spokesperson said, has been considered as a part of adoption and launch of e-Office Software in all major departments and offices of the Government of Jammu & Kashmir.

He said that the digital services of J&K government, including e-Office operate out of the servers installed at the primary site in the Data Centre at Jammu.

“However, the establishment of a Disaster Recovery Centre outside of J&K Seismic Zone, would protect the entire data of the primary site against any natural or technical disaster with a backup at the secondary site, in a different seismic zone,” he added.

The spokesperson said that it is important to have a disaster recovery plan in place to mitigate disaster related interruptions, which makes the establishment of disaster recovery site an essential part of the system, especially when entire Government working is becoming digital.

“The goal of a disaster recovery plan is to maintain technical operations and quickly restore ability to operate the Government business in the face of disasters like floods, fires, earthquakes or other adverse conditions,” he added.

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