Crime and criminal tracking system to improve policing

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New Delhi, June 19 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today approved the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) Project within the outlay of Rs.2000 crore in the 11th Five Year Plan.

This project would be initiated by the Ministry of Home Affairs and implemented by the National Crime Records Bureau. The CCTNS project is to be 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 CCTNS project aims at creating a comprehensive and integrated system for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of policing at the Police Station level through adoption of principles of e-Governance, and creation of a nationwide networked infrastructure for evolution of IT-enabled state-of-the-art tracking system around "investigation of crime and detection of criminals" in the real time. This is a critical requirement in the context of the present day internal security scenario.

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.

Briefing reporters after the meeting, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said, that the project will be implemented in such a manner that the major role will be played by the state governments in order to bring in the requisite stakes and only core components will be in the hands of Center government.

"The Central government will keep reviewing and monitoring of project implementation," he added. (ANI)

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