Himachal becomes first Indian State to link police posts with Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems
SHIMLA– Himachal Pradesh has become the first state to link its police posts in various districts with Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS). The link was first established with police station Sanjauli in Shimla in a Mission Mode Project under the National e-governance plan on March 15, 2017. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh claimed that this post was the first police post of India to be linked with CCTNS. The Police posts of Manikaran in district Kullu, Police Post Solan City and that of Dada Siba in district Kangra were also simultaneously linked to CCTNS. The CM also claimed that budget assurance given for the purpose during last fiscal has been fulfilled.
As per DGP Sanjay Kumar, the step will facilitate the people for lodging online/offline complaints, police verification of job, tenants, character verification and migrant labourer registration etc. through police post.
Chief Minister said that the people in far flung areas of the State and specially the old aged, physically disabled, women folks can lodge First Information Reports (FIR) through the nearest police post also. In future all the police posts in Himachal Pradesh would be linked with CCTNS, he said.
The Rs. 19 crore Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) project was launched in Himachal in 2015 from Police Headquarters, Shimla. The objective was to connect 177 sites and 114 police stations in the state besides district headquarters, 26 sub-divisional police officers and three police ranges along-with state crime records bureau. It would also connect CID crime branch, 14 control rooms, finger print bureau, forensic science laboratory and 16 CCTNS training centers in the state.
Once, the Police posts are linked with CCTNS software, its daily Roznamcha/Diary can be viewed online by supervisory officer of the police department. This will make it easier to supervise the staff, said a senior police officer of the department.
DGP Sanjay Kumar said it was a Mission Mode Project under the National e-governance plan. The key objectives of the step are reaching out to the public in quicker and transparent manner as well as enhancement in the working capabilities of the police department. In brief, the initiative will prove additional help in maintaining law and order in the state.
File Photo by The News Himachal