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1,600 AP police stations to get live scanners

PTI Hyderabad | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on January 12, 2011

The Finger Print data along with textual and demographic data has to be supplied from the police station level to the Automated Finger Prints Identification System (AFIS) at district, state and national level-- Mohammed Yousuf   -  Mohammed Yousuf

About 1,600 police stations in Andhra Pradesh will soon be equipped with ‘live’ scanners and four-finger print scanners as part of the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and System (CCTNS) project that integrates the Finger Print Bureau (FPB) in the State with the police infrastructure for effective tracking of criminal records.

CCTNS is an e-governance initiative of the Union Home Ministry and aims to create a comprehensive and integrated system for effective and efficient policing through a nationwide network with a bottom-to-top approach.

However, lack of trained and exclusive manpower seems to be hampering the plans of the Andhra Pradesh-FPB, which has sought earmarking separate manpower to the bureau in order to get better results.

As part of the second phase of implementation of the CCTNS project, live scanners and four-finger print scanners will be provided to around 1,600 police stations in the State, the AP Finger Prints Bureau Director, Mr T. Rajendra Prasad, told PTI.

“Fingerprint is one of the priority areas of the CCTNS project. It creates a platform for sharing crime and criminal information and Finger Print Data across the country in real time,” he said.

For the success of project, the Finger Print data along with textual and demographic data has to be supplied from the police station level to the Automated Finger Prints Identification System (AFIS) at district, state and national level. But, at present, police personnel at the police station level are over-burdened with other tasks including maintaining law and order bandobast and similar other duties, Mr Prasad said.

Published on January 12, 2011
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