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Crime tracking system set for January launch,to connect all police stations

The state criminal investigation department is set to launch the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System — a Central government project for connecting all police stations and supervisory offices across the country for sharing crime and criminal information while automating the functions at the police stations.

Written by Express News Service | Pune |
November 29, 2011 3:28:37 am

The state criminal investigation department (CID) is set to launch the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) — a Central government project for connecting all police stations and supervisory offices across the country for sharing crime and criminal information while automating the functions at the police stations.

Ashok Dhiware,the state CID chief said CCTNS is likely to be launched nationwide in January 2012. “With CCTNS,facilities like information on modus operandi of various crimes registered at all police stations,analysis and trends of crimes and criminals,the status of various crimes would be available at a click of a mouse,” said Dhiware at a press conference.

“CCTNS would help in investigation,detection and also prevention of crimes. It would also help passport and immigration offices in verifying the records of applicants. Besides,there will be a citizens portal too,which would provide information on crimes and criminals to the citizens,” he added.

CCTNS is an initiative under the e-governance project of Ministry of Home Affairs of Central government and the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). It would be connecting 14,000 police stations and about 6,000 supervisory offices all over the country through a computer network system. The government had sanctioned Rs 2,000 crores for CCTNS in the elevent five year plan.

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Of this,Rs 100 crore was sanctioned for Maharashtra . “The Maharashtra CID was appointed the nodal agency for connecting 1,033 police stations and about 600 supervisory offices in the state with CCTNS. Wipro has been appointed as system integrator for effective implementation for the project,” said Dhiware.

A press release issued by CID stated that Central government is providing computer knowledge to the officers and also to the constabulary for generating manpower for CCTNS. As of November 1,2011,71 per cent officers and 51 per cent constabulary in state police have been given this training. It includes 295 senior police officers.

The police stations and supervisory offices would be connected through BSNL. “Data stored at one police station would be made available to other police stations and supervisory offices. The project further aims to bring transparency and paperless functioning in police department,” said D Kanakratnam,special inspector general of police and head of state crime records bureau (SCRB).

For the first one year,one private technical expert would be deployed at each police station to ensure that no errors are done while operating CCTNS. The system integrator company would be installing the computer machinery at all police stations and look after its maintenance for next five years. Data of crimes and criminals for the last 10 years would be stored in CCTNS. Also,the information would be stored in uni-code standard so that it would be available in various regional languages. Confidential information would be available on the citizens portal.

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