CCTNS-Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems

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1. Which among the following are true about Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems?
1. CCTNS Programme was conceived as a Mission Mode Project fully sponsored by the Government of India under the national e-Governance Programme.
2. It is an integrated system for effective policing and sharing data among 14,000 police stations across the country
3. CCTNS helps in reducing the manual and redundant record keeping
4. CCTNS relays on satellite technology
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1, 2 and 3 Only
(b) 2 and 4 Only
(c) 1 and 3 Only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Did you know

Warned by intelligence agencies that using a foreign satellite in the proposed nationwide Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) could make a critical database vulnerable to eavesdropping by other countries, the Union Home Ministry has decided to take the help of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to make the project fully indigenous. 

Despite high bandwidth charges being proposed by the ISRO — almost three times that of the IPSTAR satellite managed by Thaicomm of Thailand — the CCTNS will get half of its 800-odd VSATs (two-way ground satellite systems) from the BSNL (network agency) while the remaining VSAT requirements will be met by the ISRO. 

When fully operational, the much-delayed CCTNS project will connect 14,000 police stations across all the 35 States and Union Territories, thus creating a nation-wide networking infrastructure for evolution of IT-enabled sophisticated tracking system around ‘investigation of crime and detection of criminals’.(hindu)