The Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh launched the Digital Police Portal which will help in integrating the various organs of the Criminal Justice System enable citizens to register complains online and will provide investigator the complete record history of any criminal from anywhere across the country.
The Digital Police Portal will enable citizens to register FIRs online. Theportal will initially offer seven Public Delivery Services in 34 States and Union Terriotories including like Person and Address verification, permission for hosting Public Events, lost and found Articles and Vehicle theft among others. Besides the portal will enable restricted access to law enforcement agencies on topics such as Antecedent Verification and make assessment of FIRs.
Launching the Digital Police Portal under the CCTNS project Home Minister Rajnath Singh said said the CCTNS portal will provide investigator the complete record history of any criminal from anywhere across the country. He added that the software offers Google-type Advance Search engine and analytical reports.
The portal also offers 11 kinds of search and 44 types of reports.
Recently, the software was used to trace few mentally challenged women from Tamil Nadu in Uttarakhand and reunited with their families.
The minister further added that the ministry will undertake steps to integrate the various organs of the Criminal Justice System such as the Police, Courts, Prisons, Prosecution, Forensic Laboratories, Finger Prints and Juvenile Homes with the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) database. According to him the interoperable Criminal Justice System (ICJS) will be a useful resource for all stakeholders including the policy makers.
The Home Minister added that at present out of the 15,398 Police Stations are under the CCTNS project and out of which 14,284 Police Stations are using CCTNS software.
Out of these 14,284 Police Stations, 100 per cent FIRs are being generated under this software in 13,775 Police Stations.
"The pace of implementation of the CCTNS project is satisfactory in all States. He said that out of 15,398 Police Stations across the country, connectivity is enabled at 13,439 Police Stations. Out of 36 States/UTs, 35 States/UTs are sharing CCTNS database containing seven crore records that includes 2.5 crore FIRs", he added.
For the project the minister added that MHA has released Rs.1,450 crores, out of which Rs. 1,086 crores has been spent by States/UTs.
The Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi said the CCTNS portal will form the backbone of the Criminal Justice System and this database will be subsequently linked with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) database on vehicle registrations.
Addressing the gathering, the OSD, MHA, Rajiv Gauba said the CCTNS portal will be a huge game changer, force multiplier and revolutionize the way Police works in the country. He laid stress on the data accuracy and completeness of the database to make it a success.