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UP police draws CAG flak for tardy pace of computerisation

Tardy pace of computerisation has affected Uttar Pradesh police's ability to control, investigate and prevent crime, the CAG report pointed out.

india Updated: Oct 23, 2009 14:53 IST

Tardy pace of computerisation has affected Uttar Pradesh police's ability to control, investigate and prevent crime, the CAG report pointed out.

In its report for the year ended March 31, 2008, the Comptroller and Auditor General has rapped the state police department for defective implementation of the computerisation scheme, due to which no tangible benefits could be received even after twelve years of the scheme having been introduced.

"The computerisation of criminal records in the state police was initiated in 1996 by way of introducing Crime and Criminal Information System (CCIS) which was to be implemented at the district level" and the data so compiled was to be sent to the State Crime Record Bureau (SCRB) at Lucknow for "consolidation of information of all the districts at the state level", the report said.

However, the report has noted with concern that by 2008, "crime data was computerised to the extent of only six per cent when compared with manually prepared data at the state level".

"CCIS was not fully operational even after 12 years of its introduction," the CAG report said.

The CAG has also pointed towards severe lack of coordination within the department, evident from the failure of a number of District Crime Record Bureaus (DCRB) and Government Railway Police (GRP) offices to forward their respective crime data to the State Crime Record Bureau.

Besides, there has been a high incidence of "erroneous/incomplete and irrelevant data which was useless in crime detection, thus rendering even the partially-captured data as unreliable," the CAG has added.