Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir police has been pulled up by the CAG for its failure to implement Crime and Criminal Tracking Networking and Systems (CCTNS) and Common Integrated Police Application (CIPA) projects, which was to be completed by 2011-12, in every police stations of the State.
The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), in its report for the year ended on 31st March, 2014 expressed its dissatisfaction over the delay of several years, saying it has defeated the aim of computerisation and bringing in greater efficiency and transparency in various processes and functions at the police station level and improve service delivery to the citizens.
“Audit noticed that implementation of CIPA and CCTNS programmes in police stations, which were to be completed by 2011-12, was not satisfactory at all”, the report said, adding only 79 police stations have been covered under either of these programmes and as on 31st March 2014, 116 police stations were yet to be covered.
It said, 56 police stations of four districts — 22 in Jammu, five in Udhampur, 19 in Srinagar and 10 in Baramulla — were covered under CCTNS while 23 police stations under CIPA.
CIPA was conceptualised in year 2004 as a part of the scheme of modernisation of State Police Forces. It’s aim was computerisation and to bring in greater efficiency and transparency in various processes and functions at police station level and improve service delivery to the citizens.
Under the programme, hardware and software for the project were to be provided to police stations, the CAG report said.
The CCTNS project was for creating an integrated system for enhancing the efficiency and effective policing at all the levels, especially at police station level, through adoption of principles of e-governance and creation of nation-wide network infrastructure for evolution of IT enable state of art, tracking system. It was launched during 11th five year plan period 2007-12.
CAG has strongly recommended for taking effective steps to meet the basic infrastructure and day-to-day running needs of police stations for effective service delivery. (PTI)
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