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Although Goa is having a very high literacy rate in India and it’s per capita income is also highest in the country but yet Goa lags behind in many fields and one of them is the Advanced Crime Detection Systems. The crime rate is growing steadily in the state but the resources are lacking to deal with the situation.     

Goa has a cybercrime cell but it is as good as non-functional due to lack of expertise and infrastructure and due to this many cases related to the cybercrime have not been solved till date.

Goa Police is at the bottom of the list in the advanced states category when it comes to creating infrastructure for implementing CCTNS at police stations across Goa. Of the 36 states and Union territories, Goa has been slotted in the in advanced state category along with Gujarat, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu.

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According to the reports, Goa Police has completed 73 percent of the overall infrastructure required for the Crime and Criminal Tracking Networking System (CCTNS) till July 2019, according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

Currently, 93 percent of police stations in Goa have been connected under CCTNS, using proprietary software. The crime bureau said that only 79 percent of senior police officers visited the police stations to monitor the functioning of CCTNS. ‘CCTNS helps in maintaining law and order’

The system connects and shares information/data on crime as well as on criminals across the state and the country, which helps in strengthening the information base of the police and investigating officers.

Officials said that the project offers enhanced information technology tools to investigation officials and agencies, while also helping in crime prevention, maintaining law and order among other functions.

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CCTNS creates a database of crime and criminals, along with their biometric profiles. This database is in sync with databases of other agencies of the criminal justice system like courts, jails, immigration and passport authorities, forensic labs, transport department, mobile companies, central agencies, among others.

The system also increases operational efficiency by reducing manual and repetitive tasks such as entering data which automatically prepares necessary registers for officials to use.

The system also increases operational efficiency by reducing manual and repetitive tasks such as entering data which automatically prepares necessary registers for officials to use.

NCRB had been tasked with the rollout of the project across the country with the aim of creating an updated database of crime and criminals.

Under CCTNS, the website for Goa Police was launched and it displays information about FIRs registered across police stations. In addition, citizen services or petitions like RTI, police clearance certificates, tenant verification, employees’ and servants’ verification, etc, are also provided through a citizen portal which can be accessed by all citizens.

Source: TOI  

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