Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
23-November-2016 19:21 IST
Status of NATGRID

National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) project is yet to be made operational. The NATGRID framework is to be hosted on the infrastructure being constructed at New Delhi and Bengaluru. While more than 95% of Civil construction of the Disaster Recovery Centre at Bengaluru is completed, the construction of Data Centre and related infrastructure at New Delhi was delayed due to land ownership dispute between Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) for around one year.

For the current financial year 2016-17, an amount of Rs. 104 crore has been allocated to NATGRID. At present, against 119 sanctioned Government posts, 32 posts are filled. Further, 5 technical experts as consultants are working in NATGRID. Engagement of 22 consultants is underway.

The physical infrastructure at New Delhi and Bengaluru are expected to be completed by 31.07.2018 and 31.10.2017 respectively. The NATGRID framework is expected to be implemented by September 30, 2018.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in written reply to a question by Shri Husain Dalwai in the Rajya Sabha today.