NIIT Technologies launches CCTNS project in Odisha

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NIIT Technologies to implement CCTNS in its effort to modernize system

IT services provider NIIT Technologies launched the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) project in Odisha. The project will reinforce the Indian police in its modernization efforts by playing a significant role in the implementation of the CCTNS.

A release stated the implementation of first phase has started in Odisha in two pilot districts at 36 police stations and 11 offices. The project will help in linking 581 police stations, connecting 728 locations.

With CCTNS in place, the project facilitates digitization of approximately 25 lakh police records of last 10 years and will train 28,000 police personnel across the state to familiarize them with police workflow in a digitized environment. This could help improve the functioning of police to keep track of case progress and reduce manual and redundant records keeping.

Speaking on the implementation, Naveen Pattnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha, said: “Police officers must be trained so that they are able to take full advantage of the latest technologies for tracking criminals and bringing them to book.”

“Full-scale implementation of the project would take place throughout the state by the end of the current calendar year.”

With the CCTNS in place, there will be a huge scope of improvement in the functioning of police to keep track of cases progress and reduce manual and redundant records keeping. In a year’s time, the facility will be extended to all police stations in the state, M Akshya, Director, State Crime Record Bureau said.

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