Source: News Bharati English16 Mar 2017 16:47:17

Shimla, March 16: In order to facilitate people in lodging online/offline complaints and also to safeguard them, Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday adopted Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS), a nationwide online tracking system.
Notably, Himachal Pradesh’s Sanjauli police station has become the first police post in the country to be linked with CCTNS technology which was inaugurated by the chief minister Virbhadra Singh. However, few other police posts of Manikaran in Kullu, Solan city and Dada Siba in Kangra were also simultaneously linked to CCTNS. Over 200 police posts across the state will be linked under this system in near future.

Interestingly, Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS), a nationwide online tracking system will facilitate people in lodging online/offline complaints, police verification of job applicants, tenants, character verification and migrant labourer registration.

CM Virbhadra Singh on this occasion stated that people, especially senior citizens, differently disabled and women, in remote areas of the state can also lodge First Information Reports (FIRs) easily through the nearest police post. He also added that in future, all police posts in Himachal Pradesh would be linked with CCTNS.
The Director General of Police, HP, Sanjay Kumar said that it was a Mission Mode Project under the National e-governance plan which had been visualized with key objectives of reaching out to the public in a quicker and transparent manner.“This would also enhance the working capabilities of the police department besides improving the law and order,” he said.

“Once, the Police posts are linked with CCTNS software, its daily Roznamcha/Diary can be viewed online by a supervisory officer of the police department making it easy to supervise the staff, said a senior police officer of the department,” he added.

Notably, the centre-funded CCTNS project has linked 114 police stations, 14 control rooms, 13 district headquarters, 26 sub-divisional police officers, three range offices, zone offices, state crime record bureau and police headquarter besides a few other sites.