CCTNS launched by government

4 Jan 2013
CCTNS launched by government
  • The Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) was launched by Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde.
  • He had said CCTNS will increase the ability of law enforcement agencies to check crime and nab criminals.
  • The ₹2000 crore project was approved in 2009 by the then Home Minister P. Chidambaram and aimed at creating a comprehensive and integrated system for effective policing

What is CCTNS?


Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) spanned across all the 35 states and Union Territories, aimed at creation of a nation-wide networking infrastructure for evolution of IT-enabled sophisticated tracking system around 'investigation of crime and detection of criminals.'

CCTNS to see light of the day

1 Jul 2015
CCTNS to see light of the day
  • CCTNS was installed at police stations after a series of trials and errors and went live on July 1.
  • It was launched in 19 police stations in Kolhapur district, nine stations in Satara and the entire Pune rural division in the first phase.
  • All staff members were trained to operate the system. The complainants got a print-out of their FIRs.

Deadline extended till 2017

21 Jul 2015
Deadline extended till 2017
  • The deadline for the implementation of CCTNS project was extended to March 2017
  • The proposal was approved by The Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • An extra 5 years upto March 2022 were also approved by CCEA for operation and maintenance phase of CCTNS.
  • The project would help law enforcing agencies as well as the citizens.

Studying crime patterns countrywide

5 Aug 2015
Studying crime patterns countrywide
  • Home Ministry had proposed that CCTNS will prepare systematic reports to understand crime patterns across India.
  • The proposal said that CCTNS should be integrated with e-courts and e-prison applications so that all three systems - police stations, courts and prison are connected electronically.
  • This was proposed keeping in mind that transfer of documents between the three systems should take less time.

CCTNS rolled out by 84% police stations

6 Aug 2015
CCTNS rolled out by 84% police stations
  • Over 11000 police stations (approx 84%) out of 14324 had started using CCTNS. The percentage was as low as 38% in April 2015.
  • These police stations are in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Delhi, Telangana, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
  • Almost 9000 police stations had registered 100% FIRs through CCTNS.
  • CCTNS could not be implemented in Bihar and Rajasthan due to vendor's contract cancellation.

Rajnath brings in Doval for fast-tracking CCTNS

19 Oct 2015
Rajnath brings in Doval for fast-tracking CCTNS
  • Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had brought in National Security Advisor Ajit Doval (NSA) for fast tracking the delayed Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS).
  • Singh also proposed before the Union cabinet to restore the funds of ₹1,100 crores for CCTNS.
  • This money will allow more than 14,000 police stations across the country to share data on crime and criminals.