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Why in News?

  • The Union Home Ministry has inaugurated the two-day conference on “CCTNS–Good practices and Success Stories” organised by National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB).
  • Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS): The CCTNS is a project under Indian government for creating a comprehensive and integrated system for effective policing through e-Governance.
  • The system includes nationwide online tracking system by integrating more than 15,000 police stations across the country. The project is implemented by National Crime Records Bureau.
  • The concept of CCTNS was first conceived in the year 2008 by the then Home Minister, P. Chidambaram in the aftermath of 2008 Mumbai attacks.

Functioning of CCTNS:

  • CCTNS aims to integrate all the data and records of crime into a Core Application Software (CAS), which is presently spreading across 29 states and 7 union territories of India.
  • CAS was developed by the Bangalore based IT firm, Wipro.
  • It needs to integrate different software and platforms followed by different states and to digitise records of those states which have not digitized their police records.
  • The project also involves training of police personnel and setting up of citizen portal to provide services to citizens.
  • CAS was developed by the Bangalore based IT firm, Wipro.
  • It needs to integrate different software and platforms followed by different states and to digitise records of those states which have not digitized their police records.
  • The project also involves training of police personnel and setting up of citizen portal to provide services to citizens.
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