Union Government launches Digital Police Portal under CCTNS project

Aug 22, 2017 11:38 IST
Union Government launches Digital Police Portal under CCTNS project

Rajnath Singh, the Union Home Minister, on 21 August 2017 launched the Digital Police Portal under the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS).

While launching the system, Singh announced that the Union Ministry of Home Affairs will undertake steps to integrate the various organs of the Criminal Justice System such as the Police, Courts, Prisons, Prosecution, Forensic Laboratories, Finger Prints and Juvenile Homes with the CCTNS database.

The minister went on to state that the Interoperable Criminal Justice System (ICJS) will be a useful resource for all stakeholders including the policy makers.

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Key highlights

The Digital Police Portal will enable citizens to register FIRs online.

The portal will also initially offer seven Public Delivery Services in 34 States and Union Territories, like Person and Address Verification of employees, tenants, nurses etc., along with permission for hosting Public Events, Lost & Found Articles and vehicle theft, and so on.

On the other hand, the portal will enable restricted access to law enforcement agencies on topics such as Antecedent Verification and make assessment of FIRs.

Currently, out of 15398 Police Stations under the CCTNS project, 14284 Police Stations are using CCTNS software. Out of these 14284 Police Stations, 100 per cent FIRs are being generated under this software in 13775 Police Stations.

Out of 15398 Police Stations across India, connectivity is enabled at 13439 Police Stations.

Out of 36 States/UTs, 35 States/UTs are sharing CCTNS database containing seven crore records that includes 2.5 crore FIRs.

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has released Rs.1450 crores, out of which Rs. 1086 crores has been spent by States/UTs.

The CCTNS portal will provide investigator the complete record history of any criminal from anywhere across the country.

The software offers Google-type Advance Search engine and analytical reports.

The portal also offers 11 kinds of search and 44 types of reports.

The CCTNS portal will form the backbone of the Criminal Justice System and this database will be subsequently linked with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) database on vehicle registrations.

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