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Wipro to digitise India's crime records under e-governance plan
The government has selected Wipro Infotech as the Software Development Agency for tracking crime records on real-time basis in digital format, in order to create a nation-wide infrastructure for detection and prevention of crime.

Wipro Infotech — the India, West Asia and Africa IT business of Wipro — has been selected as the Software Development Agency (SDA) at the Centre for the prestigious Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) project, a mission mode project under the National e-Governance Plan.

Conceptualised by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the project aims to create a nation-wide networked infrastructure for the evolution of IT-enabled and modern criminal tracking system. It will span across all 35 States and Union Territories and electronically link over 14,000 police stations and 6,000 higher police offices across the country.

The project includes vertical connectivity of police units (linking police units at various levels within the State and between States and Union Territories) as well as horizontal connectivity (linking police functions at State and Central levels to external entities). The project will also present a citizen-interface to provide basic services to citizens.

Wipro will develop the core application software to be used by the States and another core application to be used by the Centre for digitisation of crime and criminal records. Once implemented, the application will link the State Crime Records Bureau with the National Crime Record Bureau, thereby creating a database that can be accessed in real-time from any police station across the country.

The Senior Vice-President and Business Head, India, Middle East and Africa, Wipro, Mr Anand Sankaran said, “We will leverage our domain expertise and best practices to build the core application software for CCTNS for effective and efficient policing through adoption of principals of e-governance.”

Mr Ranbir Singh, Government Vertical Head, Wipro said “Wipro is currently working with several state governments for e-enabling security and surveillance. The project is one more step towards enabling the Government accelerate efforts in the detection and prevention of crime.”

Wipro was chosen after a rigorous selection process, which saw all top IT firms contesting for the deal.

Source: The Hindu Business Line