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Wipro to develop criminal tracking software for Home Ministry

IT firm Wipro Infotech today said it has bagged a project from the Ministry of Home Affairs for developing the core software for a crime and criminal tracking network system (CCTNS).

business Updated: Aug 02, 2010 20:43 IST

IT firm Wipro Infotech today said it has bagged a project from the Ministry of Home Affairs for developing the core software for a crime and criminal tracking network system (CCTNS).

Conceptualised by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the CCTNS aims to create a nation-wide, IT-enabled criminal tracking system.

"Wipro Infotech has been selected as the Software Development Agency (SDA) at the Centre for the CCTNS project," Wipro Infotech said in a statement.

However, no financial details were disclosed.

Under the project, Wipro will develop the core software to be used by the states and another core application to be used by the Centre for digitisation of crime and criminal records.

The project, covering all states and Union Territories, will electronically link over 14,000 police stations and 6,000 higher police offices across the country. It will also present a citizen-interface to provide basic services to citizens.

Once implemented, a database of criminal records will be created at the state and national level, which can be accessed in real-time from any police station across the country.

"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," Wipro Senior Vice-President and Business Head (India, Middle East and Africa) Anand Sankaran said.