minister P Chidambaram is focusing
on the Crime tracking network system,
the project worth Rs 2,000-crore.
Speaking on this the minister said,
"The Rs 2,000-crore project to
bring all 16,000 police stations in
the country under a single network
to counter terror challenges will
become operational by 2011-12."
Once when the work gets completed
by next year, Multi Purpose National
Identity Cards (MNIC) will be issued
to 1.1 billion resident Indians. "We
are working on Crime and Criminal
Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS).
That will link each of the 16,000
police station in India so that any
of the police station can contact
any other police station," he
Inorder to complete the project within
the estimated time, the states have
appointed nodal officers and all of
them have signed MoUs with the central
government, especially to minimize
terror threats. Once the CCTNS is
completed it will improve the challenges
to internal security.
"If the US can have a National
Counter-terrorism Centre, why can't
we have one in India. So, I wish that
your entrepreneurial activities will
help us build a sound technology-based
system that will enhance the security
and efficiency in India...,"
Chidambaram also asked technocrats
to assist the government to build
a National Counter-terrorism Centre
on the lines of the US.