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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.

Indo-Bangla joint survey in LBA enclaves over nationality preference concludes

The official nationality preference survey in recently swapped 162 enclaves on India- Bangladesh border under the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) has ended.

The survey was conducted by the Enclaves Exchange Co-ordination Committee (EECC) of both countries for ascertaining the nationality preference of over 50,000 enclave-residents.

On Bangladesh’s side it is found that 1,027 out of around 37,369 had opted for Indian nationality from the recently swapped 111 Indian enclaves now located in Bangladesh.

In case of India’s side, over 14,000 residents in 51 Bangladeshi enclaves transferred to India have opted to relocate to Bangladesh.

Background

The nationality preference survey was conducted by 75 joint-teams of EECC under the modalities of the LAB. The agreement came in to effect after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh in June 2015.

India had swapped around 111 enclaves to Bangladesh, while the counterpart had had swapped 51 enclaves. As per LBA, all 162 enclaves will stand transferred to the two respective countries on midnight of 31 July, 2015.