Govt looks to synchronise Indian Standard Time

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1 Jun 2013
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Accurate time dissemination and precise time synchronisation would have “significant impact” on diverse areas including banking, telecom, weather forecast, disaster management and automatic signalling in railways, a senior consumer affairs ministry official said.

“Synchronisation of all networks and computers within the country with a national clock is a must, especially for the real time application in strategic sector and national security,” a senior ministry official explained.

For instance, non-uniformity of time across different systems could create problems in investigation of cyber crime, the official added.

The move will not just help provide accuracy at the nanosecond level but allow Indian companies in the country to save money as well since they have to pay US' National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for time calibration currently, said Consumer Affairs Secretary A.K. Srivastava on Friday.

Srivastava said the time standard set by the NIST using 24 satellites is followed all over the world while India will use six satellites for the same.

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