The Common Integrated Police Application (CIPA) was formally launched with the inauguration of it at the Connaught Place Police Station by Union Minister for Communications and IT, Dayanidhi Maran and was rolled out in all the 128 police stations of Delhi.
The CIPA would cover all 15,000 police stations in the country in the next three years. Ministry of Home Affairs launched the CIPA in 2004 with a view to reduce manual records/register maintenance at Police Stations. It also eliminates duplication and inconsistency in record keeping and facilitates maintenance of details of criminals. One can keep a track of the status of cases through CIPA as it brings an element of transparency in the working of Police. The CIPA project is a part of the National e-Governance Program.