Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 21 July 2015 approved a Home Ministry proposal to extend the deadline for implementation of Crime and Criminals Tracking network and Systems (CCTNS) project till March 2017.
CCEA also approved additional five years phase for operation and maintenance of the CCTNS up to March 2022.
Objectives of the Scheme
• Make the Police functioning citizen friendly and more transparent by automating the functioning of Police Stations.
• Improve delivery of citizen-centric services through effective usage of ICT.
• Provide the Investigating Officers of the Civil Police with tools, technology and information to facilitate investigation of crime and detection of criminals.
• Improve Police functioning in various other areas such as Law and Order, Traffic Management etc.
• Facilitate Interaction and sharing of Information among Police Stations, Districts, State/UT headquarters and other Police Agencies.
• Assist senior Police Officers in better management of Police Force.
• Keep track of the progress of Cases, including in Courts.
• Reduce manual and redundant Records keeping.
CCTNS will integrate all the data and records of crime into a Core Application Software (CAS), which is presently spreading across 29 states and 7 union territories of India. CAS was developed by the Bangalore based IT firm, Wipro.
Crime and Criminals Tracking network and Systems (CCTNS) project
The concept of CCTNS was first conceived in 2008 by the then Home Minister, P Chidambaram in the aftermath of 2008 Mumbai attacks. His proposal was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs in 2009 and was allocated a fund of 2000 crore rupees. A pilot phase of the project was launched on 4 January 2013 by the then Home Minister Sushil kumar Shinde.
The project is implemented by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).
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What: Extenced till March 2017
When: 21 July 2015