Crime and Criminal Tracking Networks and Systems
Agency overview
Formed19 June 2009; 14 years ago (2009-06-19)
JurisdictionGovernment of India
HeadquartersEast Block-7, R.K. Puram, New Delhi
Annual budget250 crore (US$31.3 million) (FY2016-17) [1]
Parent departmentMinistry of Home Affairs (MHA)

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


The concept of CCTNS was first conceived in the year 2008 by the then Home Minister, P. Chidambaram in the aftermath of 2008 Mumbai attacks. This was then approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in 2009 and was allocated a fund of Rs. 2,000 crore. A pilot phase of the project was launched on 4 January 2013 by the then Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde.[4]


CCTNS aims to integrate all the data and records of crime into a Core Application Software (CAS), which is presently spreading across 28 states and 9 union territories of India. CAS was developed by the Bangalore-based IT firm, Wipro. It needs to integrate different software and platforms followed by different states and to digitize records of those states which have not digitized their police records. The project also involves training of police personnel and setting up of citizen portal to provide services to citizens.[5]

Crime and Criminals Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) [6]

Interoperable Criminal Justice System (ICJS)

The CCEA also decided to implement Interoperable Criminal Justice System (ICJS) by 2017. It will be done through integrating CCTNS with e-Courts, e-Prisons, Forensics, and Prosecution, which are the key components of the Criminal Justice System. e-prosecution in Delhi has already been launched by the ICJS team.

Implementation of ICJS will ensure

See also


  1. ^ Budget 2016: CCTNS catches FM Arun Jaitley’s eye, gets Rs 250 crore
  2. ^ Simon, Kevin B.; Guhathakurta, Rahul (15 November 2019). Playing with the Data: Case Studies on Big Data, Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, and More. IndraStra Papers. ISBN 979-8-8075-0814-0.
  3. ^ "Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) | National Crime Records Bureau".
  4. ^ "Govt launches crime tracking pilot project". The Hindu. 4 January 2013.
  5. ^ Alawadhi, Neha. "NCRB to connect police stations and crime data across country in 6 months". The Economic Times.
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