Friday, September 2, 2011

IT Training Of Police Personnel Of India In Pipeline

Technology has raised many challenges before the law enforcement personnel of India. These include dealing with cyber crimes and issues arising due to the use of cyber forensics. Solving cyber crimes and using cyber forensics by police force of India needs expertise and good amount of techno legal training.

In short, we need cyber police reforms in India where cyber skills of police personnel of India must be urgently developed. Further, cyber forensics skills developments of police in India also need to be taken seriously.

For instance, the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) Project Of India (CCTNS Project of India) is a serious effort on the part of Home Ministry of India to modernise the law enforcement functions in India. Although the modernisation efforts are in the pipeline yet they have not still matured fully. This is so because there is no effective IT training of the police force of India.

The CCTNS Project of India would be launched shortly and there would be an urgent requirement to training police personnel of India. In fact, in December this year, more than 2.5 lakh police personnel across the country will be given basic IT training as part of the Centre's plan to keep track of crime and movement of criminals.

Perry4Law and Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) welcome this initiative of Indian government. Further, Perry4Law and PTLB would also extend their expertise in this regard on a public private partnership basis, if required by Indian government.

The training on CCTNS software will commence after its roll-out in States and the Union Territories in the last week of December. Under the CCTNS project, the Centre wants to connect 15,015 police stations and 7,000 higher offices including circles, districts, sub-divisions and the State headquarters.

The CCTNS project is proposed to be implemented in a mission mode and aims to make the police functioning citizen-friendly, transparent, accountable, effective and efficient. It also aims at improving delivery of citizen-centric services through effective usage of information and communication technology for providing investigating officers tools, technologies and information to facilitate faster and more accurate investigation of crime and detection of criminals.

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