Police stations under network by 2011-12

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P Chidambaram
New Delhi, Sep 18: P Chidambaram, the Home Minister said the Rs 2,000-crore project to bring all 16,000 police stations in India under single network to counter terror attacks would be operational by 2011-12.

He also added the Multi Purpose National Identity Cards (MNIC) would be issued to 1.1 billion resident Indians after the completion of enumeration work in 2010.

"We are working on Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS). That will link each of the 16,000 police station in India so that any of the police station can contact any other police station," said he.

Chidambaram informed that all the states have appointed nodal officers, who signed MoUs with the Central government for its early completion.

The Home Minister urged technocrats to help the government build a National Counter-terrorism Centre like the US.

"If the US can have a National Counter-terrorism Centre, why can't we have one in India. So, I wish that your entrepreneurial activities will help us build a sound technology-based system that will enhance the security and efficiency in India...," he said.

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