Report by OD bureau; Bhubaneswar: Crime & Criminal Networking System has been put to first track with the decisions taken in Apex Committee Meeting held under Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Sri Bijay Kumar Patnaik in the secretariat conference hall last evening.
Reviewing the progress achieved so far Sri Patnaik has advised Police Department to form implementation teams under Inspector In charge at Police Station Level so that the police personnel know the entire process of operation from the beginning.
Discussions in the meeting reveal that all the 581 police stations along with other district police offices and higher offices will be connected through specially developed software to facilitate and expedite the process of crime tracking. In total 748 locations will be connected. In the meanwhile survey of all locations have been completed by BSNL. Out of these 213 locations will be connected though VSAT, 216 will be connected through BSNL exchange and 319 will be connected through VPN over broadband. All 133 police stations of Naxal infected areas and 80 locations in difficult terrains will also be connected through VSAT. The police personnel will be imparted intensive training for proper implementation of the project. For the purpose, 45 training centers have been established and 22,201 personnel have been trained so far. Another 4,322 personnel will be trained.
Chief Secretary has advised them to complete training by 30th August, 2012. District Mission Teams have been formed in all districts under the chairmanship of Superintendent of Police. Deloitte has been allocated to Odisha as State Project Management Unit ( SPMU) by Ministry of Home Affairs. New version of Core Application Software has been put to test. Chief Secretary has advised them to customize the soft ware with specific requirements of Odisha and include all the services assured under public service delivery provisions. Customization of soft ware is expected to be completed by December of current year. Sources say, around 12 services delivered by Police have been proposed to be in public service delivery provisions.
It has further been decided that for fastening service delivery, the police record of last 10 years of the police stations will be digitized and loaded in to the system integrator. Chief Secretary has advised them to make the data entry at the police station level itself in stead of carrying the records to some other place. On commissioning of the system all the basic functions of police station like lodging of FIR, Station Diary, Investigation, Charge Sheet, Case Diary etc. will be on line. The police stations will also have back up power system. It has been proposed to have solar power back up in 125 police stations and 20 higher offices. An amount of Rs. 2.1 cr. has also been provided for the purpose.
The Committee has decided to put the system on Pilot Test after completion of the development of new version of the soft ware which is expected by December, 12. The Pilot will be conducted in all 34 Police Districts and 2 Railway Police Stations. This includes all the revenue districts as well. In Pilot Test 72 locations will be connected in total. The department has been instructed to include both the rural and urban police stations in pilot test. Available data shows Rs. 43.78 Cr. has been estimated for hardware and software components of the project. The funds will be provided both by Government of India and Govt of Odisha. BSNL has been requested to put forth the budget estimate for connectivity. Till July of current year Rs.4.41 Cr. has been utilized in the works like Capacity building, Strengthening of institutional infrastructure, imparting of training to personnel, survey and other related works.
Director General of Police Sri Prakash Mishra, Pr Secretary Home Sri U.N.Behera, Pr Secretary Finance Sri Jugal Kishore Mohapatra, Secretary IT Sri Madhusudan Padhee, along with senior officers from National Crime Records Bureau, State Crime Record Bureau participated in deliberations.