IEP Chandigarh, April 20
In Haryana, the process of migration of the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) data to MeghRaj Cloud based data centre has been successfully started. This will prove to be an important milestone in the efforts to modernize the law enforcement infrastructure of the State. This will also reduce costs and enable easier access.Sh. OP Singh, Director, Haryana State Crime Records Bureau informed that CCTNS is an online platform that brings together various parts of the criminal justice system on a single portal for information sharing, data analysis and crime prevention. MeghRaj Cloud provides a scalable and flexible infrastructure that can handle the growing volume of data and users over CCTNS, ensuring smooth operations even during peak periods. With the help of cloud-based architecture, accessible information will be easily and quickly available on a single platform.Enhances data security, easy availability of important informationGiving further details, a police spokesperson informed that one of the advantages of migration to the MeghRaj Cloud is better data security. MeghRaj Cloud provides state-of-the-art security measures including data encryption, multi-factor authentication and regular security audits, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of critical information relating to criminal records, investigations and prosecutions. The scalability and flexibility of MeghRaj Cloud also enable efficient operations of the users. In addition, this cloud-based architecture allows easy integration with the use of other applications, thereby facilitating mutual data exchange and functioning between different law enforcement agencies.He said that the decision migration of CCTNS infra into MeghRaj will also bring down the cost. The use of MeghRaj Cloud eliminates the need for investment in hardware, software and maintenance, resulting in cost savings for the State Government. The cloud’s pay-as-you-go pricing model allows for lower cost management and resource utilization, resulting in long-term cost savings. A contract has been signed with a Pune-based company for this project. The computing resources of MeghRaj Cloud and the best system performance of the data center ensure easy availability of CCTNS. This enables the State Police to access vital information in real-time, leading to a quicker response to crimes.The spokesperson informed that MeghRaj Cloud provides a disaster recovery mechanism, thereby ensuring availability of data even in case of unforeseen incidents. This facility helps in quick recovery from any disruption and ensures uninterrupted services to the citizens. It is known that options are available for common citizens to register complaints online on CCTNS, get information about crime and criminals, verification about employment, tenant, servant etc., and get information related to police.CCTNS system is integrated with ICJS, a database of more than 50000 criminalsGiving further information, he said that the State Crime Records Bureau (SCRB) is responsible for updating the crime data in CCTNS in the state as per the standard of the National Crime Records Bureau. Work is being done on the basis of ‘one state one data’. At present, by the year 2022, about 50,000 accused have been arrested and their data has also been uploaded by the SCRB. Apart from this, being integrated with ICJS, the state police has been successful in matching the data of abandoned vehicles and wanted criminals in many cases.