In a bid to ensure better law and order in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, urged all the state governments to accord high priority to the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS). Initiated by the Central government, CCTNS is a project aimed at creating a comprehensive and integrated system for effective policing through e-governance measure.
In a report published by PTI, PM Modi during the monthly meeting of the Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation (PRAGATI), comprehensively reviewed the CCTNS. PRAGATI is a platform under which he interacts directly with top officials of the central departments and state governments through video conferencing.
“PM Modi urged the states to accord high priority to this network, so that maximum benefit could be taken from it, in the interest of law and order, and bringing criminals to justice,” PTI quoted PMO statement.
The report further stated that the criminal tracking network which was conceptualised in the aftermath of the Mumbai attacks in 2008, aims to intergrate all data and record of crime into one core application sofware that is spread across all 29 states and 7 union territories of the country.
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PTI also stated that the CCTNS project envisages interconnection of around 15,000 police stations and 5,000 offices of the supervisory police officers across the nation. It also aims at providing training to police officers and setting up of citizen portals to provide services to the people of the country. The system would also help in creating a national database of crimes and criminals.
As per a Hindustan Times report, Sanjauli police station in Himachal Pradesh was the first police post of the country to be linked with the CCTNS. Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh, on March 15, inaugurated the system. The report also stated that police posts of different regions in the state inlucding Manikaran in Kullu, Solan city and Dada Siba in Kangra were also linked to the automated system simultaneously. In Himachal, more than 200 police posts will be linked with this unique digital system.