A one day state level workshop on Immigration, Visa, Foreigners’ Registration and Tracking (IVFRT) project was organised by NIC IVFRT Punjab at Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration, Chandigarh on 28/02/2013 for District Foreigners Registration Officers (DFROs) and District Informatics Officers (DIOs) of Punjab State. The aim of this workshop was to equip DFROs and DIOs with the domain knowledge and also sensitize them regarding the implementation of various modules of the IVFRT project at the district level in the state of Punjab. The workshop was attended by Sh. Varinder Kumar, IPS, IGP (Intelligence) Punjab Police, Sh. Navneet Kukreja DDG and SIO (Punjab), Sh. S.N. Sharma FRRO (Amritsar), DIOs of NIC Punjab, officers posted in DFROs/ SSP offices of Punjab state and Punjab Police Headquarters, Chandigarh. Sh. Raj Kumar Tickoo Technical Director & State Co-ordinator, IVFRT project, Punjab delivered a welcome note to the present dignitaries and participants. Sh. Varinder Kumar, IPS, IGP (Intelligence) in his inaugural speech stressed upon the importance and advantages of IVFRT project in Punjab. Sh. Navneet Kukreja addressed the participants and highlighted the role of NIC in IVFRT project & other initiatives launched by the government. Sh. S. N. Sharma also addressed the session and gave detailed overview and importance of IVFRT project and emphasized for speedy implementation of various modules of IVFRT in all districts of Punjab.
The technical sessions were conducted by Sh. A. Ravikumar, Technical Director NIC HQ, Sh. G. Christopher, Technical Director NIC HQ, Sh. V. Suresh, Technical Director NIC IVFRT Tamil Nadu, Sh. Raj Kumar Tickoo, Technical Director NIC IVFRT Punjab, Sh. Rajinder Singh, PSA, IVFRT Punjab, Sh. Sarvesh Kumar Verma, PSA, NIC IVFRT Punjab and Ms. Kirti Mahajan, SA, NIC IVFRT Punjab. The technical sessions were delivered on various modules of the IVFRT like IVFRT Integrated System View, Centralised Foreigners’ Registration Office (cFRO), Online Foreigners’ Registration System, Prior Referral Category (PRC), Indian Citizenship System, National Database of Arms Licences (NDAL), C Form for hoteliers and S Form for universities and educational institutes. At the end of the workshop, a QA session was held for the benefit of the participants.