Tata Consultancy Services is believed to have bagged a five-year e-governance deal to electronically link up all police stations and provide real-time crime and criminal information in Goa.

TCS shares were trading up marginally at Rs 1,995 on the BSE in afternoon trade.

TCS has received the letter of intent to become the systems integrator responsible for implementing the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems project, which is part of a larger e-governance that aims to electronically connect 14,000 police stations throughout the country.

A formal contract is expected to be signed between Goa Police and the country’s largest software firm within the next few weeks, sources said.

TCS’s subsidiary company CMC and Tech Mahindra were the other players in the race for this project. TCS and CMC had bid separately for this project.

Database on crime & criminals

The systems integrator will assist the police in creating and maintaining a digital database on crime and criminals, according to the Department’s Request for Proposal (RFP), a copy of which was seen by Business Line.

The system, which will cover all 27 police stations in the State, can also be accessed by citizens to file their complaints and track the status of their applications.

Once fully operational, the project is expected to make the State’s police force more effective, thereby reducing the crime rates.

The winning bidder will have to procure and deploy an execution management system that will administer all applications, infrastructure and network-related components related to the project.

(This article was published on September 10, 2013)
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