CCTNS project inaugurated in Manipur
Newmai News Network
IMPHAL, August 30
[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith the main aim to create an IT enabled system which will be possible for one police station to talk to another in the state, Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS), an e-governance mission mode project fully funded by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), government of India was inaugurated by Manipur chief minister O Ibobi Singh at Imphal police station here today.
With the use of CCTNS, the record of crimes and criminals available at one police station would be accessible to any other police station in the state.
Speaking at the first phase inauguration programme of CCTNS called GO-Live, O. Ibobi maintained that the introduction of CCTNS in the state would not only help handle prevailing law and order but would also maintain transparency to the people regarding the cases taken up by the police. He also said that the state government is taking up measures to properly implement the scheme in the police station by supplying good power.Further in his speech, the chief minister said that CCTNS would also greatly help the police in performing their responsibilities quicker and more effectively. He also cited that the hassle of frequenting police stations and contacting them through telephones in the past to report crimes or for getting information would now be made easier and convenient for the people with the advent of Information Technology.
Under the CCTNS scheme, 101 police stations throughout the state are planned to be automated beside 115 higher offices in police hierarchy. During the first phase of the Go-Live, CCTNS would be implemented in two valley districts of Imphal East and Imphal West covering 10 police stations and 13 higher offices. In the remaining police stations and higher offices, the system integrator will be implemented within a short time.
The CCTNS is aimed at making the police functioning citizen friendly and more transparent by automating the functioning of police stations, improve delivery of citizen-centric through effective usage of ICT, improve police functioning and sharing of information among police stations, districts and other police agencies, assist senior police officers in better management of police force and keep track of the progress of cases among the various functions.
The inaugural programme was also attended by deputy chief minister Gaikhangam, who also holds the portfolio of Home, chief secretary, P. C. Lawmkunga, DGP Shahid Ahmed, principal secretary Tourism, Dr. Rajesh Kumar and higher officials of police and civil organizations.