“This open-for-all logo competition shall enhance citizen awareness about this initiative,” the ministry said.
“Entry should be accompanied by a brief explanation of the design and how it symbolises the ethos of the scheme,” the ministry said.
The winning design would be the intellectual property of the Government of India. It would be used nationally for NERS on website/social and print media.
All entries received would be assessed by a selection committee on creativity, originality, composition, artistic merit, and its relevance to the ethos of the scheme. Detailed terms and conditions are available on www.mygov.in.
The project NERS caters to the growing demand for single emergency number across the country. There are different phone numbers to call Police, Fire and Ambulance services in the country. It was realized that all emergency services must be converted into a Single Emergency Response System. Hence, the Department of Telecommunications has allotted emergency number ‘112’ for the NERS project.
It is a centralised system that connects with the State level 24 x 7 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). The system is envisaged to take inputs from various sources such as calls, SMS, email, panic buttons in public transport and various other sources. The system aims to reduce the emergency turnaround time and provide safer environment.