CCTNS Project to bring in greater transparency & accountability

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New Delhi: Crime & Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS), a Mission Mode Project under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) of Government of India was formally launched on January 04, 2013. CCTNS aims at creating a comprehensive and integrated system for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of policing through adopting the principle of e-Governance.

Speaking at the pilot launch of CCTNS, Union Home Minister Shri Sushilkumar Shinde said that government wants to make use of technology in bringing greater transparency and accountability into government functioning and CCTNS is an important step forward in this direction. He also added that the key to success of the project requires a significant change management effort. He said all the States and Union Territories across the length and breadth of the country are in the process of implementing the CCTNS project.

The Project also includes the creation of a nationwide networking infrastructure for evolution of IT-enabled-state-of-the-art tracking system around ‘Investigation of crime and detection of criminals’.

Initiated by the Ministry of Home Affairs and implemented by the National Crime Records Bureau with an outlay of Rs. 2,000 crore, the CCTNS project is implemented in a manner where the major role would lie with the State Governments in order to bring in the requisite stakes, ownership and commitment, and only certain core components would be in the hands of the central Government, apart from the required review and monitoring of project implementation on a continuing basis.

The broad objectives of the CCTNS project are streamlining investigation and prosecution processes, strengthening of intelligence gathering machinery, improved public delivery system and citizen-friendly interface, nationwide sharing of information across on crime and criminals and improving efficiency and effectiveness of police functioning. It will also:

• Facilitate collection, storage, retrieval, analysis, transfer and sharing of data and Information among Police Stations, District, State headquarters and other organisation / agencies, including those at Government of India level.
• Help in enabling and assisting the senior Police Officers in better management of Police Force
• Keeping tract of the progress of the crime and criminal investigation and prosecution Cases, including progress of cases in the court
• Help in reducing the manual and redundant record keeping.

An indicative list of e-services expected from CCTNS to citizens would be filing of complaints / information to concerned Police Station; obtaining status of complaints / cases registered at Police Stations; obtaining copies of FIRs, post-mortem reports and other permissible documents etc.

Kerala IT News

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