Criminal tracking system active, says Home Minister Shinde

New Delhi, Feb. 11 (ANI): Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde today informed that a pilot launch of Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and System (CCTNS) was launched on January 4.

"The pilot launch earmarked connectivity of nearly 2000 locations in 25 States/UTs. After the Central Pilot launch, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Kerala, Sikkim, Odisha, Haryana, Tripura, Mizoram, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, D and N Haveli Daman and Diu and NCT Delhi have also launched the project during this month," he said in his monthly report card for February 2013.

Shinde said three 3 Border Out Posts (BOPs) were completed during the month of January along the India-Bangladesh border.

The Home Minister further said the government has sanctioned 27 ITBP priority roads along Indo-China border totalling 805 Km.

"The cumulative works completed is 562.66 km formation and 248.93 km surfacing," he added.

Shinde said land identification of 118 out of 131 Coastal Police Stations under Coastal Security Scheme has been finalized and land acquisition process in 74 cases has been initiated by January 2013.

"Land for 36 Jetties have also been identified by the Coastal States/UTs. Out of the total outlay of Rs.990 crore, earmarked in the budget of 2012-13 under BADP, an amount of Rs.844 crore (85.26 percent) has been released to 17 BADP states as on date," said Shinde.

"The Capture of biometrics for creation of National Population Register (NPR), using UIDAI enrolment software, is in progress in the States of Manipur, Nagaland, NCT of Delhi, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and West Bengal. As on date, biometrics has been captured for more than 10.19 crore persons, adding 1.16 crore persons during the month. Data Entry has been completed for more than 111 crore persons, adding 6 crore during the month. Under the coastal NPR, more than 61.15 lakh cards have been produced, so far," he added. (ANI)

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