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State puts CCTNS on fast track


OST Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 7:

The Odisha government on Monday directed the implementing agencies to expedite setting up of the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) in all major police stations, district and state police headquarters.

Presiding over a high level meeting at the State Secretariat here, chief secretary JK Mohapatra directed the agencies to complete site preparation and setting up hardware systems by October-end this year

It was decided in the meeting that digitization of old data would be completed within 4 to 5 months after which the implementing agencies will submit a week-wise work plan for each item of the work.

The chief secretary asked the BSNL to complete broadband connectivity within the schedule time.
It may be noted that CCTNS is being set up by the Odisha Police in collaboration with Union home ministry and National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). As per earlier decisions, NIIT, BSNL, Deloitte and OCAC have been entrusted to set up different components of the project.

The project is being implemented in 784 police stations spread over all 30 districts of the state and select higher police offices.

The central data centre has been set up at Bhubaneswar and it is now under test.

Till now, site survey has been completed in 99 percent of the locations and hardware has been supplied to around 780 locations. Network connectivity has been done in more than 60 percent locations.

The citizen portal with feedback receiving system from citizens have been put on pilot basis in Kendrapada , Angul, Brahmapur and Kalahandi.

While senior police officials, including the Superintendents of Police of all districts, have been imparted training, other officers and staff are being trained in 42 centres.

Additional chief secretary, Finance UN Behera, principal secretary, Home Vipin Saxena, DGP Prakash Mishra, Additional DG M Akshaya, special secretary, Home Lalit Das, representatives from BSNL, OCAC and other implementing agencies were present at the meeting.