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Updated: April 7, 2010 01:12 IST

National Police Information Technology Centre to come up in Bangalore

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INITIATIVE: Karnataka Home Minister V.S. Acharya at the inauguration of the Police IT software in Bangalore on Tuesday. Photo: Bhagya Prakash K.
THE HINDU INITIATIVE: Karnataka Home Minister V.S. Acharya at the inauguration of the Police IT software in Bangalore on Tuesday. Photo: Bhagya Prakash K.

Police IT software applications inaugurated

Karnataka Home Minister V.S. Acharya inaugurated the Police IT software applications here on Tuesday. He also announced that a National Police Information Technology (IT) Centre - for capacity building in the police force, to undertake research and development in the field of IT applications in policing - would come up in Bangalore.

Mr. Acharya asked the Police Department to prepare a detailed proposal on the centre and send it to the government.

“The Union government has indicated that Bangalore could host the centre. It is a very prestigious project for the State,” he told presspersons and added that it was first mooted during the Chief Minister's conference held in February. Mr. Acharya said that Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has promised to allot land for the proposed centre. Once it is established, he said that Karnataka would be the harbinger of technology, and would assist the police force of other States in implementing IT technologies. Earlier, he inaugurated the modules of software applications for motor transport, wireless and the armed reserve of the police IT, which is part of the Union government's Crime Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) project. The project aims to connect 14,000 police stations and 6,000 higher police offices across the country.

Wipro association

Karnataka has been permitted to implement its own software Police IT, and the software is being developed in association with Wipro Technologies. While three modules were inaugurated on Tuesday, the modules for forensic science laboratory, foreigners' registration under the law and order module are already functional.


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