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CCEA extends CCTNS deadline to March 2017

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has extended the deadline for implementation of Crime and Criminals Tracking network and Systems (CCTNS) project till March 2017.

Decision in this regard was taken by CCEA meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra on the proposal forwarded by Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

CCEA also approved additional five years phase for operation and maintenance of the CCTNS up to March 2022.

Facts about CCTNS Project

  • It is an ambitious online system and central citizen portal that will link all state-level citizen websites under single platform which will provide a number of citizen friendly services.
  • The services will include reporting a crime, police verification for passports, linkages with UIDAI, transport database and National Population Register.
  • Linking of Police stations: All police stations across the country will be connected with each other in order to exchange information on a need basis.
  • Thus, it will help these stations to access to criminal and crime related database from across the country.
  • National-level crime analytics: It can be performed on real time basis which will help law makers and policy makers in taking appropriate and timely action.
  • Streamline the criminal justice system: By computerising the functioning of police stations, prosecution directorates, prisons and forensic laboratories.
  • It will also ensure smooth data exchange among these various systems along with e-court systems which are already functioning throughout the country.

Background

Union Government (then UPA II government) in 2009 had sanctioned CCTNS project with an outlay of 2,000 crore rupees. It was sanctioned with the objective of interconnecting about 15,000 police stations and additional 5,000 offices of supervisory police officers across the country. It also aimed at digitisation of data related to investigation, FIRs registration and charge sheets in all police stations with each other.

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CCEA approves creation of Intra State Transmission System in 7 States

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the creation of an Intra-state Transmission System (ISTS) in 7 states across the country.

7 States are: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh.

Key facts about Intra-state Transmission System

  • Under the project, the activities envisaged includes establishment of 48 new Grid sub-stations of different voltage levels. It will have total transformation capacity around 17,100 Mega Volt Ampere (MVA).
  • It will also include installing over 7,800 Circuit Kilometres (ckt-kms) of transmission lines in these seven states. The project is proposed to be completed within a period of 3 to 5 years.
  • Tapping renewable energy potential: These 7 states are having rich renewable resource potential with numerous large planned renewable power projects.
  • Creation of this system will facilitate evacuation of renewable power from generation stations to load centres.
  • Funding: It will be created at an estimated cost of 8548 crore rupees. Of this total amount National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF) will contribute 3,419 crore rupees i.e. 40 per cent for this project.

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CCEA gives nod for inclusion of Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh in National Dairy Plan-I

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its approval for inclusion of Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand under the National Dairy Plan- I (NDP-I).

Decision in this regard was taken CCEA meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Apart from this decision CCEA also extended the implementation period to achieve key outputs NDP-I upto 2018-19.

Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh were included in NDP-I because it has substantial milch animal population and primarily inhabited by tribal population.

While, Uttarakhand was included under NDP-I considering its potential for implementation of Fodder Development and Village Based Milk Procurement System, Ration Balancing Programme.

The implementation period of NDP-I was extended due late approval of NDP-I and the time taken in initiating the implementation of sub projects at End Implementing Agencies (EIAs) level.

About National Dairy Plan- I

National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) had approved NDP-I in 14 milk potential through the EIAs. It was formulated with a total outlay of 2242 crore rupees for a period of 6 years from 2011-12 to 2016-17.

At present NDP I is being implemented in 15 States which account for more than 90 per cent of the country’s total milk production and 98 per cent of the country’s fodder resources. They also account for over 87 per cent of the breedable cattle and buffalo population.

15 states are Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Gujarat, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Punjab, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

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