- 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.
- 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.
- This 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.
- 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.
- 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.
About CCTNS project
CCTNS is a Mission Mode Project under the National e-Governance Pan of Govt of India. CCTNS aims at creating a comprehensive and integrated system for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of policing through adopting of principle of e-Governance and creation of a nationwide networking infrastructure for evolution of IT-enabled-state-of-the-art tracking system around 'Investigation of crime and detection of criminals'. An allocation of Rs. 2000 crores has been made for CCTNS Project. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the project on 19.06.2009. Expression of Interest (EOS) has been invited from the Software developers by 17.08.2009. We are in the process of finalizing an MoU between NCRB on behalf of Government of India and the Software Developing Agency. The objectives of the Scheme can broadly be listed as follows:
- Make the Police functioning citizen friendly and more transparent by automating the functioning of Police Stations.
- Improve delivery of citizen-centric services through effective usage of ICT.
- Provide the Investigating Officers of the Civil Police with tools, technology and information to facilitate investigation of crime and detection of criminals.
- Improve Police functioning in various other areas such as Law and Order, Traffic Management etc.
- Facilitate Interaction and sharing of Information among Police Stations, Districts, State/UT headquarters and other Police Agencies.
- Assist senior Police Officers in better management of Police Force
- Keep track of the progress of Cases, including in Courts
- Reduce manual and redundant Records keeping