Jharkhand police get a boost with launch of CCTNS

by CXOtoday News Desk    Jan 31, 2013

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NIIT Technologies Ltd today announced the launch of the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) in Jharkhand. The programme will empower Jharkhand Police force with real-time crime and criminal information across the state with a view to enhance security and improve service to citizens.

Phase1 implementation has begun in two pilot districts, Ranchi and Khunti, at 44 police stations and 57 higher offices. The project will link 478 police stations, connect 628 locations, and train 42000 police personnel across the districts of Ranchi and Khunti, to help getting them familiarized with the digitization know-how. With CCTNS in place, there will be a huge scope of improvement in the functioning of police, and to keep track of progress of 22 lakh records and reduce manual and redundant records. People can lodge an FIR online or check the status of an investigation by the click of a mouse, and can request the police for various kinds of verification online

Currently, NIIT Technologies is working with 4 states – Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh, under the CCTNS programme. This project is part of the Union Government’s announcement to implement the programme across 12 states.

Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) is a comprehensive and integrated system initiated by the Union government for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of policing in the country. The system has been designed to create a nationwide IT-enabled system to help the police investigate crime and detect criminals. CCTNS will connect and share real-time information and data on crime and criminals throughout the states and country thereby strengthening the information base of the investigating officers. With the completion of CCTNS implementation in the country, over 14,000 police stations around 6,000 district police headquarters, fingerprint bureaus and forensic science laboratories in the country will be linked to a common IT platform enabling the investigating officials to get the data of any criminal at the click of a mouse.