8 May 2020

The Crime and Criminal Tracking Networks and Systems(CCTNS)Quick read

What is CCTNS?

  • CCTNS is a Mission Mode Project under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) of Govt. of India. CCTNS aims at creating a comprehensive and integrated system for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of policing through adopting the principle of e-Governance and creation of a nationwide networking infrastructure for the evolution of IT-enabled-state-of-the-art tracking systems around ‘Investigation of crime and detection of criminals‘.


  • Make the Police functioning citizen friendly and more transparent by automating the functioning of Police Stations.
  • Provide the Investigating Officers of the Civil Police with tools, technology and information to facilitate investigation of crime and detection of criminals.
  • Facilitate Interaction and sharing of Information among Police Stations, Districts, State/UT headquarters and other Police Agencies.
  • Keep track of the progress of Cases, including in Courts.

Functions of CCTNS

  • CCTNS would be implemented in a way where the States and UTs play a major role. CCTNS would be implemented in alignment with the NeGP principle of “centralized planning and decentralized implementation“. MHA and NCRB would play a key role in planning the program in collaboration with the Police leadership within States, in the development of a few core components and in monitoring and reviewing the program. It is, however, the States and UTs that would drive the planning and implementation at the State level.

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