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Goa police rides on digital wave with ACSG Corp

Goans will no longer need to physically visit police stations, thereby eliminating the hazards of inconvenience and waste of time.

Express News Service | Updated: September 8, 2015 3:54:42 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Digital India’ campaign has successfully inspired a number of Indian States to contribute to the digitisation movement. The initiative to digitally connect people with the Government is aimed at ensuring smooth and seamless processes. No more paperwork and the inconvenience of physically having to visit the concerned department.

Delivering one of its first digital initiative, the Goa Police has launched electronic-policing in a bid to enhance the public-police relationship in the State. Among all the web-based applications that have been deployed, ‘Goa Police Verification System’ and ‘Goa Police Lost Article Missing Certificate’ are the most significant ones. Aimed at reducing public inconvenience through digitization, the Goa police is adapting to this interactive & technological advancement.

The ‘Goa Police Verification System’ will enable the public to apply for Police Clearance Certificate (PCC), Police Verification Certificate (PVC) and the Tenant Verification Certificate (TVC) through a single window process. Hence forth, Goans will no longer need to physically visit police stations, thereby eliminating the hazards of inconvenience and waste of time. In turn, the efficiency level is bound to increase. The ‘lost article’ system gives one a platform to lodge a report and secure a digitally signed “report of lost article” for items from the police, directly in your mailbox, which happens within three days of reporting.

The Goa police roped in ACSG Corp, a Delhi-based homeland security firm, for their recent digitization drive with the aforementioned web applications.

Among the foremost challenges in taking the digital route were synergizing Goa police’s technological resources with the big data originating from a large mass of web savvy users in the state. The integration required building customized solutions, tailored exactly as per Goa police’s requirement, in a specified time-bound priority schedule.

ACSG spokesperson, Pankaj Kumar, revealed: “The firm is already serving key Government sectors, including the Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Punjab, Delhi and Maharashtra State Police, East Coast Railways, the Income Tax department, IREDA and also secured the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games project.

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