India embarks on e-tracking of crime project
The government is interconnecting about 14,000 police stations and 6,000 police offices across the country for an IT-enabled sophisticated tracking system in crime investigation and detection of criminals, parliament was told Tuesday.
The total estimated cost of the nation-wide project, called Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS), is estimated to be Rs.2,000 crore, Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Maken said in the Lok Sabha.
“The major role in the implementation of the project will be with state governments and the union territory administrations,” Maken said.
He said the role of the central government would be “largely confined to development and management of the Core Application Software and issuing guidelines, review and monitoring of the project implementation”.
He said three states — Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Gujarat — have developed “somewhat similar platforms” to automate the processes related to case registration, investigation, arrest and status of court trials.