PUDUCHERRY: The fully functional Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) of Puducherry police is scheduled to be formally launched by Lieutenant Governor Ajay Kumar Singh on Monday in the presence of Chief Minister N Rangasamy, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Praveer Ranjan said here on Saturday.
The Citizen Portal, catering to the needs of the general public, will also be launched simultaneously, to be organised at the training hall of Mother Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences.
He added that a special mobile application, based on Android, will be launched in the first week of December for ensuring women’s safety.
Ranjan said CCTNS is mission mode project of the Union government is aimed at making the functioning of police citizen friendly and transparent.
He said the CCTNS has networked 91 locations, including 48 police stations, 39 offices and four training centres located in all the four regions Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam.
He said the CCTNS will create a national data bank on crime and criminals for effective information exchanges across states and Union Territories. It will facilitate interaction and sharing of information among police stations, districts, States/UT headquarters and other police agencies. The national inter-linking of the CCTNS of States/UTs is targeted to be achieved in March 2016, he added.
He said the CCTNS will be linked to national network and a police officer from anywhere in the country can access the data regarding criminals and other records.
About the Citizen Portal, he said it would provide various services such as registration of complaints and grievances through internet to initiate easy verification requests for servants, employees, tenants, character verification certificate, protest/strike procession request etc.
IGP said that centre had sanctioned `9.57 crore for the implementation of the project, out of which `7.76 crore has been spent so far in the Centrally Sponsored Scheme.