Crime and Criminal Tracking Network And Systems [CCTNS]

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Jun 3, 2022, 6:28

Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems, popularly known as CCTNS, is a government initiative started in the light of a non-plan undertaking, namely - the CIPA (Common Integrated Police Application). This system comprises a national online tracking network by combining over 14,000 police stations executed by the National Crime Records Bureau.

Furthermore, Crime and Criminal Tracking Network And Systems [CCTNS] aim to create a complete and integrated network for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of policing. This article will discuss the concept of Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems to help you better prepare for your upcoming UPSC examination.

Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems - Overview

Crime and Criminal Tracking Network And Systems [CCTNS] had not been revised much since the days of British Rule in our country. Most of the job is accomplished manually despite advancements in the latest technology. The issue is compounded further with police stations across India having loopholes in technology; while some have cutting-edge networks, others don't.

Even those with state-of-the-art technology cannot regulate the sheer magnitude of ongoing criminal cases. Given this inconvenience faced by the police stations across India, the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems idea was proposed by the former home minister, P. Chidambaram. The cabinet endorsed the project and allotted INR 2000 cr, with the pilot stage being established in 2013 by the Indian home ministry.

Crime and Criminal Tracking Network And Systems [CCTNS] Objectives

The Objectives of Crime and Criminal Tracking Network And Systems [CCTNS] are -

  • Deliver Citizen-Centric Police Services via an online portal.
  • Pan India investigation on National database of Crime & Criminal records.
  • Crime and Criminal information at State and Center.
  • Computerization of Police Operations.
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Crime and Criminal Tracking Network And Systems [CCTNS] Benefits

Benefits to Citizen

  • Numerous mediums to access assistance from the police.
  • Simplified procedure for documenting petitions.
  • Simplified approach for accessing public services such as verifications, certificates, and permissions recommendations.
  • Simplified operation and accurate standards of tracking the case's improvement during trials.
  • Simplified and proper access to view/description unclaimed/recovered vehicles and property.
  • Simplified process and medium for grievance enrollment.
  • Improved relationship administration for victims and bystanders.
  • Faster and guaranteed reply from police to any emergency contacts for assistance.

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Benefits to NCERB/MHA

  • Standardized norms of charging the offence and criminal information across the police stations in India.
  • Faster and more manageable access to crime and criminal data across the country in a way amenable for pattern and trend analysis.
  • Enhanced capability to witness crime habits through modus operandi across Union Territories and states and transmit to the state police departments to assist in crime deterrence.
  • The capability to react faster and with better precision to inquiries from the citizens, parliament, and citizens groups and RTI questionings.
  • Effortless and low-cost scalability of criminality and criminal systems in the future.

Benefits to States Policy Department

  • Improved tools for investigation.
  • Streamlined crime and criminal data storage and criminal pictures and fingerprints with refined search abilities.
  • Improved capability to explore crime practices and/ or modus operandi.
  • Enhanced capacity to investigate highway incidents and other mishaps.
  • More instantaneous turnaround time for the research outcomes (criminal and traffic) to contact the authorities on the field.
  • There is less workload for the police station back-office exercises such as scheduling routine and ad-hoc information and station records administration.
  • A cooperative knowledge-oriented atmosphere where learning is transmitted across different areas and units.
  • Better coordination and interaction with external stakeholders through electronic data exchange systems.
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FAQs on Crime and Criminal Tracking Network And Systems [CCTNS]

Q.1. What do we mean by Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems?

Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems, popularly known as CCTNS, is a government initiative started in the light of a non-plan undertaking, namely - the CIPA (Common Integrated Police Application).

Q.2. What are the objectives of the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network And Systems [CCTNS]?

The Objectives of Crime and Criminal Tracking Network And Systems [CCTNS] -

  • Deliver Citizen-Centric Police Services via an online portal
  • Pan India investigation on National database of Crime & Criminal records
  • Crime and Criminal information at State and Center

Q.3. What are the benefits of Crime and Criminal Tracking Network And Systems [CCTNS] to citizens?

The Benefits of Crime and Criminal Tracking Network And Systems [CCTNS] to citizens -

  • Numerous mediums to access assistance from the police.
  • Simplified procedure for documenting petitions.
  • Simplified approach for accessing public services such as verifications, certificates, and permissions recommendations.

Q.4. What are the benefits of Crime and Criminal Tracking Network And Systems [CCTNS]?

The Benefits of Crime and Criminal Tracking Network And Systems [CCTNS] -

  • Faster and more manageable access to crime and criminal data across the country in a way amenable for pattern and trend analysis.
  • Enhanced capability to witness crime habits through modus operandi across Union Territories and states and transmit to the state police departments to assist in crime deterrence.