Internal Security Architecture Shortcomings – Key Forces, NIA, IB, CCTNS, etc.

Digital police portal launched, to create national crime database

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Mains Paper 3: Internal Security | Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges,

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: What is CCTNS?

Mains level: Effective step for countering criminal activities.


Digital Police Portal

  1. Union Home Ministry has launched digital police portal under the CCTNS( Crime and Criminal Tracking Networks and Systems) project
  2. It is meant to create a national database of crimes and criminals
  3. The portal will allow for registration of online complaints and requests for antecedent verification


What is CCTNS?

  1. The Crime and Criminal Tracking Networks and Systems, abbreviated to CCTNS, is a project under Indian government for creating a comprehensive and integrated system for effective policing through e-Governance
  2. The system includes nationwide online tracking system by integrating more than 14,000 police stations across the country
  3. The project is implemented by National Crime Records Bureau
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