CCTNS To Be Functional By March 2017

BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government on Saturday said the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) would be made functional by March 2017.

Home Secretary Asit Tripathy said CCTNS is an intranet system through which all 534 police stations along with DG and DIG offices and Police Headquarters would be connected.

“The crime and criminal records would be in a digitised form which would facilitate crime investigation and tracking. The system has ten major components. There has been substantial progress in 8 components. The system would be functional in all police stations by March 2017,” said an official.

Presiding over the State Apex Committee meeting here, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi directed to make the CCTNS more citizen-centric incorporating common service delivery based online applications.

Padhi further directed to prepare a list of the services to be delivered online through CCTNS and put in place required IT applications for the purpose.

Director General of Police Kunwar Brajesh Singh was advised to make suitable in-house arrangements for deriving maximum benefits out of the system, particularly in the matters of investigation of the crime, expeditious tracking, prosecution, and enforcement.

Available data shows, 100% progress has been achieved in the components like site survey, site preparations, hardware commission, data centre commissioning core application, software installation, and data digitisation for the year 2014.

The network connectivity has been around 97%. It has been targeted to complete the entire work by March 2017.  A total amount of around Rs.35.36 crore has been received from Union Government for the project, and the expenditure has been around 90%.

Besides, the State government has provided Rs.14.61 crore for additional features and citizen centric services against which utilisation has been to the tune of 76%, the official added.