Nagaland struggling with CCTNS facilities — Crime records bureau
Dimapur, June 28: Though most police stations in Nagaland are equipped with Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS), records published on May 31, 2019 at official website of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) shows the state’s performance as weak, when compared with most of the states and union territories.
Pragati (Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation), a unique integrating and interactive platform launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015, aims at addressing common man’s grievances, and simultaneously monitoring and reviewing important programmes and projects of the government.
The CCTNS Pragati dashboard record shows that 78.5% of the police stations are connected through Pragati dashboard. The record shows that those police stations are 100% ‘complete software commissioned’ and CCTNS software deployed fully.
The table shows the participation of police stations in the country under various heads like infrastructure, manpower, CCTNS database, usages of the software, citizen portal, etc.
Interestingly, the ‘capacity building’ under manpower shows Nagaland second from the bottom, just above Bihar. Marked in orange, the capacity building in the state is as low as 18.8% while technical setup for handling CCTNS shows 0%.
As per the record in the website, the number of police stations in Nagaland has decreased from 77 to 65 as 12 were said to be non-functional. Except for Bihar, Sikkim and Andaman and Nocibar Islands (partially), the citizen portal services in other states/UT shows positive response.
The NCRB report on Go-Live of CCTNS project in the state (as of May 31, 2019) shows that Nagaland partially declared the project on October 15, 2013 stating that they missed to report this earlier.
As per the CCTNS record, there are 15832 police stations in India with Tamil Nadu having the maximum, 1541 police stations. Union territories Daman and Diu (DD) and Dadra Nagar Haveli (DNH) have the fewest police stations with five.
Though records show that most police stations in Nagaland have fully installed CCTNS, the data entry in CCTNS shows weak response.
Details like ‘General Village Information’, ‘Village Crime, Prisoner’, ‘Sex Offender,’ etc., to name a few, shows ‘NO’ on query as to whether such forms were being entered in CCTNS for ‘Data Bank Services’.
The record of ‘Usages Search & Query of CCTNS in Police Stations’, shows that all the 65 police stations in the state made no queries or searches using various parameters provided in CCTNS. Along with Nagaland, four more states of the country made no use of the CCTNS search system. The states include Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Sikkim, and Uttar Pradesh
Out of the 77 total reports generated, only four reports were through the CCTNS in the state.
In Northeast, Assam’s CCTNS remained most active with as many as 75 generated out of 77 reports while Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh reported the least with just one report each. Mizoram registered 74 reports, Tripura-56 reports and Manipur – 44 generated reports.
As per the record, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Bihar and Jharkhand were the three states that generated no reports through CCTNS.
Though the searches and queries through CCTNS show a weak report, the Pragati dashboard shows the record of FIRs registered using CCTNS.
The record for the last seven year—from 2013 till May 31, 2019—shows a total of 6404 recorded FIRs through CCTNS. Lakshadweep recorded the least with just 331 FIRs in the last seven years.
The current funds status under the CCTNS Project in Northeast states including Sikkim as of June 19, 2019 shows that a total of INR 16251.38 lakh have been released. The total amount released for the entire country is INR 168073.03 lakh.
Nagaland received INR 1917.75 lakh for the project, according to the record.