Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS)

Ministry/Department : Ministry of Home Affairs


  • To create a comprehensive and integrated system for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of Police
  • To create a nationwide networked infrastructure for evolution of IT-enabled state-of-the-art tracking system around “investigation of crime and detection of criminals”.


  • It is a Mission Mode Project (MMP) under the National e-Governance Plan of Govt. of India.
  • It will automate Police functions at Police Station and higher levels
  • It will also create facilities and mechanism to provide public services like registration of online complaints, ascertaining the status of case registered at the police station, verification of persons etc.

Factual Information:

  • Started in 2009
  • Under the CCTNS Project, approx. 14,000 Police Stations throughout the country has been proposed to be automated beside 6000 higher offices in police hierarchy e.g. Circles, Sub-Divisions, Districts, Range, Zones, Police Headquarters, SCRBx including scientific and technical organizations having databases required for providing assistance and information for investigation and other purposes e.g. Finger Print Bureaux, Forensic Labs etc.
  • 1 year extension after 31 March 2017 has been granted

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