The Punjab (India) Police is moving towards e-Governance by creating a separate IT cadre for officers. The state police stations would be linked and the criminal information system and cyber cell would be formed in the state.
The Punjab Police has proposed the e-Governance plan to take up a comprehensive project of computerisation of the force with a view to build an improved information infrastructure for enhancing operational efficiencies at all levels. Police stations, sub-division police offices, district police offices, range offices, battalions and the central police office will all be included under this plan. The IT cadre will have 80 officers, one SSP, five SPs, 36 DSPs and 38 inspectors. These officers would be responsible for reorganisation of a parallel IT set-up to support the department of IT and e-Governance and implementation and monitoring of IT functions in all police offices. The state police is planning to establish a police mailing server in a closer group for all cities and staff in the police department.