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Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System project in Allahabad district likely to be completed by December [Allahabad] [Times of India]
[July 22, 2014]

Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System project in Allahabad district likely to be completed by December [Allahabad] [Times of India]

(Times of India Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ALLAHABAD: In a step towards effective policing all the 39 police stations of the district are likely to be interconnected to share information, records, case diaries and documentsdata and will also be offering online filing of FIRs by December this year. With essential equipment including computer sets, printers, fax and other technical gadgets and even gensets being installed at majority of police stations and around 60% of police stations in city producing offline FIRs, the work of Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) is likely to be completed within six months, said officials. A meeting was also held with technical experts in this regard on Friday. As many as 35 districts, including Allahabad and Banda, covered under the second phase of the project, are steadily working towards CCTNS. The work is also being reviewed by senior cops on routine basis. The work of digitization of data is expected to be completed within two months, said cops. Nodal officer and SP (crime), AK Pandey said, "We have been fast moving towards virtual policing and facility of computerised FIRs is being given at majority of police stations of the city." He further added that with the completion of the project under all four phases, all the police stations would be interconnected and will be able to share online information. The motive of the CCTNS is to facilitate collection, storage, retrieval, analysis, transfer and sharing of data and information at and between police stations, state police headquarters and Central police organizations. SP, meanwhile, maintained that cops (2 or 3 cops from each police stations) were imparted training to work on computers at District Task Centres (DTCs) in this regard. "Once the exercise is completed and all the units get connected with the central server, the process of online filing of FIRs will help in easy access of data," said a senior cop adding that technical teams will also be assisting at police stations for the successful implementation of the system. Under the project scheme, each police station will have a modern, well-equipped reporting-cum-CCTNS room. The computers would be given adequate power backup with installation of genesets. Plans are to interconnect all the police stations of the state and the State Data Centre in state capital. Police will be able to maintain crime records on a centralized server accessible to cops anywhere in the state. This facility will be provided in the all police stations of the state. "Further, CCTNS intends to create a national databank of crime and criminals and their biometric profiles. This database will be connected to databases of other agencies of the criminal justice system like courts, jails, immigration and passport authorities. It would subsequently be extended to other national agencies through the NATGRID so that crime can be fought more professionally," said an official Besides, under the computerization process, entire detail of each and every policeman (PNO) from ranking constables to inspectors would also be available on the click of mouse.

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