Sanjauli police station has become the first police post in the country to be linked with Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS), a nationwide online tracking system. Chief minister Virbhadra Singh inaugurated the system on Wednesday.
The police posts of Manikaran in Kullu, Solan city and Dada Siba in Kangra were also simultaneously linked to CCTNS. Over 200 police posts across the state will be linked under this system.
The system will facilitate people in lodging online/offline complaints, police verification of job applicants, tenants, character verification and migrant labourer registration.
The chief minister said that people, specially senior citizens, differently abled and women, in far-flung areas of the state can lodge First Information Reports (FIRs) through the nearest police post. He added that in future, all police posts in Himachal Pradesh would be linked with CCTNS.
Once the police posts are linked under the CCTNS system, its daily Roznamcha/diary can be viewed online by supervisory officer of the police department, thus making it easy to supervise the staff, said a senior police officer of the department.
The centre-funded CCTNS project has linked 114 police stations, 14 control rooms, 13 district headquarters, 26 sub-divisional police officers, three range offices, zone offices, state crime record bureau and police headquarter besides a few other sites.
Director general of police (DGP) Sanjay Kumar said that as part of the National e-governance plan, the government was working to achieve objectives such as reaching out to the public in quick and transparent manner, enhance the working capabilities of the police department besides improving the law and order.
CM FLAGS OFF WATER TENDERS
Chief minister Virbhadra Singh also flagged off eight small water tenders and three rescue tenders to be deployed in fire stations at Chamba district, Reckong-peo in Kinnaur, The Mall, Chota Shimla, Rohru, Dharamsala, Kullu and Kharamukh in Chamba district.
With this, the total fleet of fire tenders in the state is now 139. The fire tenders have been purchased at a cost of ₹6, 47, 84,000 under the state disaster management fund.