New Delhi,Feb 1(Agencies): Rajasthan government on Tuesday suggested putting in place an emergency response system in the state and said the draft of standard operating procedure for handling law and order issues was being given final touches.
  
"A state like Rajasthan requires a complete emergency response system wherein as soon as information relating to any emergency, small or big, is received,multiple teams can be dispatched to reach the site in the shortest possible time and provide first level of assistance," Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said.

 He was speaking at the Chief Ministers' conference on internal security here.

Gehlot said such a system could be set up on a pilot basis and sought the Centre's support to introduce it as high cost was involved.
  
He also stressed the need for enhancing the capacity of the state's anti terrorist squad  (ATS) "urgently".
   
"The ATS needs advanced training and capability to detect and defuse bombs, as well as introduction and use of modern communication facilities," he said.

 For effectively tackling anti-terror activities,he suggested that the Centre should direct mobile service providers to furnish call data record of at least five years to security agencies.
   
Underlining the importance of training to security personnel, he proposed to use the funds available under the 13th Finance Commission to set up a new training centre and to augment the capacity of existing training centres.
   
He said a centre of excellence is being developed at Rajasthan Police Academy to enhance investigation skills of police personnel.
   
Talking about border management,he said while one battalion of around 1,000 personnel of border wing home guards have been raised for each of these districts, the number of battalions should be doubled in these districts given their size and long borders.

"We would request the Home Ministry and the Defence Ministry to jointly consider this proposal," he said.
   
Noting that the recent agitation by Gujjar community has led to much greater focus on need for economic and social developmentamong them as well as other backward communities,he said,"Rajasthan will make special efforts to reduce backwardness among these communities."
   
The State has set up a special board for this purpose and a new programme of development is being devised in consultation with the leaders of the community, he added.