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Crime and criminal tracking network project extended up to March 2015

June 14, 2012 - New Delhi

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today approved the extension of duration of the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) project, scheduled to end on March 31 of this year, March 31, 2015.

Briefing media on the decisions taken at the meeting, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said that funds to the tune of over 418 crore rupees have been released to the states and Union Territories.

He said about 4,54,000 personnel have been trained under capacity building against a target of about 11 lakh thirty four thousand personnel.

He said CCTNS is a project, which aims at creating a comprehensive and intergrated system for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of policing at the Police Station level.

CCTNS is a project which aims at creating a comprehensive and integrated system for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of policing at the police station level through adoption of principles of e-Governance and creation of a nationwide networked infrastructure for evolution of IT-enabled state-of-the-art tracking system around "investigation of crime and detection of criminals".

The project cost is Rs 2000 crore which is hundred percent centrally funded.

The project will benefit more than 15000 police stations and more than 5000 higher police offices across the 35 States/ UTs.

Capacity building and change management is targeted towards more than two million police personnel for effective delivery of services. The Scheme had been planned for only four years viz 2008-2012 under the XI Five Year Plan period (2007-2012).

The CCEA had approved the scheme and its implementation strategy on June 19 2009 and the key project implementation activities were initiated by all States/UTs from 2009-2010.


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