The Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) platform has now been extended to provide citizen-centric services, wherein a logged-in user can now search for missing persons record and check police record of vehicle and generate No-objection Certificate (NOC) of the vehicle on line. This service has been provided by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) through the web-portal which was inaugurated on 29 January 2020 (Wednesday).
The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), is a Government of India agency responsible for collecting and analysing crime data as defined by the Indian Penal Code and Special and Local Laws. NCRB is headquartered in New Delhi and is part of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) a Mission Mode Project under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) of Govt. of India. CCTNS is aimed at creating a comprehensive and integrated system for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of policing through adopting of principle of e-Governance and creation of a nationwide networking infrastructure for evolution of IT-enabled-state-of-the-art tracking system around ‘Investigation of crime and detection of criminals’.
“The two citizen services namely ‘Missing Person Search’ and ‘Generate Vehicle NOC’ are now available online to citizens,” NCRB Director Mr Ram Phal Pawar said.
“Citizens can search for their missing kin against the national database of recovered unidentified found person or unidentified dead bodies from their homes. This will hugely benefit relatives of missing persons and save them from running pillar to post, as all such details including photos are available in CCTNS and will now be accessible to citizens through this portal at their convenience,” he said.
“In this user friendly search, citizen may enter search criteria in the portal and the system will search it from the available national database across country and will display the result immediately with photograph and other details,” he added.
On the ‘Generate Vehicle NOC’ service, the NCRB director said it allows citizens to ascertain the status of a vehicle before its second hand purchase, as to whether it is suspicious or clean from police records.
“This search could be made against national database based on vehicle’s details, one can generate and download the relevant NOC, required by the RTO before the transfer of ownership,” added Mr Pawar.
The portal can be accessed on “http://digitalpolicecitizenservices.gov.in“, and the user needs to input a mobile number and generate an OTP by clicking on the “Send OTP” link. Further the user is required to input the OTP and “Name of the User”. The system is connected to a central database and both the services “Tab” is visible on the web-page.
At a common function The IB Director Mr Arvind Kumar also inaugurated the Cyber Tipline monitoring facility in the NCRB. Cyber Tipline is a centralised reporting system for the online exploitation including trafficking and sexual harassment complaints against children.
These web services is a citizen centric initiative and is also enabled to provide convenience to citizens to avail such facilities without visiting a police station of any government office. This e-enabling of services is also a step towards eradication of corruption within the system.
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