GUWAHATI, June 27 - In a move to empower Assam Police with technological solutions and criminal intelligence for increasing its efficiency, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked the Director General of Police to ensure that no slackness creeps in while connecting all police stations in the State with the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS).
CCTNS is a comprehensive and integrated system for augmenting the efficacy of policing by adopting the 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�.
At a meeting held in the conference room of his office at Janata Bhawan here today, the Chief Minister asked DGP Mukesh Sahay to ensure that the State police is fully empowered with crime and criminal tracking network system for real-time sharing of crime records and investigation of crime and criminal activities.
Sonowal also asked the DGP to introduce a police helpline along the national highways in the State and make helpline No 100 more active and responsive for police assistance to reach out to people in distress.
Though at present 312 police stations in the State are covered by this tracking network, Sonowal asked the home department to revamp the system for making the police functioning more citizen-friendly and transparent by automating the functioning of police stations.
The IT-enabled network system, besides connecting the police stations horizontally and vertically, is also expected to improve citizen-centric services, reducing manual and redundant record-keeping through effective usage of Information Communication Technology (ICT).