Government: Digital Police Portal will help citizen

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The Minister of Home Affairs, Rajnath Singh launched the Digital Police Portal in a move to integrate the various organs of the Criminal Justice System which will enable citizens to register FIR online and make it easier for investigator the complete record history of any criminal from anywhere across the country.

The portal will initially offer seven Public Delivery Services in 34 States and Union Territories including 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.

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.

The pace of implementation of the CCTNS project is satisfactory in all States. 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.

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.