Centre to interconnect all police stations in the country by March 17

Centre’s Wednesday informed the Rajya Sabha that its ambitious CCTNS project to connect all police stations in the country with the objective of tracking crime and criminals related data on real time, will be operationalised by March next year.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir said in a written statement: “So far, 12,665 police stations and 5,233 higher offices have been integrated to the system.

Under CCTNS project there is a provision for providing role based training on core application software (CAS) to police personnel including investigating officers.

Altogether 4,43,229 police personnel have so far been imparted role-based training across the country. CCTNS project will interconnect about 15,000 police stations and additional 5,000 offices of supervisory police officers across the country and digitise data related to FIR registration, investigation and charge sheets in all police stations.

MoS Home Hansraj Ahir provided the information in the Rajya Sabha.

MoS Home Hansraj Ahir provided the information in the Rajya Sabha.

This would lead to development of a national database of crimes and criminals.

The full implementation of the project with all the new components would lead to a central citizen portal having linkages with state level citizen portals that will provide a number of citizen-friendly services.

These include services like police verification for various purposes like issuance of passport, reporting a crime and online tracking of the case progress, online reporting of grievances against police officials, accessing victim compensation fund and legal services etc.

The project will enable national-level crime analytics to be published at increased frequency, helping policymakers as well as lawmakers in taking appropriate and timely action.

It will also enable pan-India criminal/accused name search in the regional language for improved inter-state tracking of criminal movement.

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