CM launches state-level operations of CCTNS in Kerala

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Trivandrum: The state level operations of the Crime & Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS), a Mission Mode Project under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) of Government of India to link all police services across the country, was launched by Chief Minister Shri Oommen Chandy at the Kerala Police headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram on January 10, 2013. The national level launch of CCTNS was done on January 04 in New Delhi.

In his remarks, the CM said, “The Police needs to keep one step ahead of the criminals who are using the latest technology. The launch of CCTNS is a step in this direction as this will enable the police to have faster access to information regarding crime and criminals across the country.”

Home Minister Shri Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishan said the Kerala Police was using new generation policing techniques to curb criminal activities. The Government would consider giving more executive powers to the Police. Later the Chief Minister and Home Minister interacted with few police stations through video conferencing.

CCTNS aims at creating a comprehensive and integrated system for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of policing through adopting the principle of e-Governance. 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 being implemented by respective State Governments. CCTNS will enable citizens to get e-services from Police Stations regarding filing of complaints; obtaining status of complaints / cases registered at Police Stations; obtaining copies of FIRs, post-mortem reports and other permissible documents etc.

In Kerala, CCTNS is being implemented with the help of the Kerala State IT Mission (KSITM) and supported by BSNL using the Kerala State Wide Area Network (KSWAN) and the State Data Centre (SDC).

K S Balasubramanian IPS, DGP, Kerala; K Jose Cyriac IAS, Chief Secretary, GoK; A Hemachandran, ADGP; Anil Kanth, ADGP & Nodal Officer – CCTNS and Jayashankar Prasad, Director, KSITM were among those present on the occasion.

Kerala IT News

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