National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) celebrated its 33rd Inception Day, on March 11, 2018 (Sunday) in their newly constructed Complex at Mahipalpur, New Delhi and released “Citizen Services” Mobile APP.Rajiv Jain, Director, IB was the Chief Guest and Dr. A. P. Maheshwari, DG BPR&D was the Guest of Honour on this occasion. Senior officials of CPOs, Director General of CISF, DRI and Ex- Directors General/ Directors of NCRB also graced the occasion with their presence.An exhibition showcasing various in-house developed applications by NCRB under CCTNS Project, Finger Prints Science, ‘Vahan-Samanvay’, ‘Talash’ Mobile APPs Citizen Complaint, View FIR, Police Station Locater, NCRB Publications of ‘Crime in India’, ‘Accidental Deaths & Suicides in India’ and ‘Prison Statistics India’ was also organised.On the occasion Chief Guest released a Mobile App called “Citizen Services” developed in-house by NCRB. This single App is a bouquet of various essential police related services to the citizen. The App can be used by citizen for various services such as Complaint Registration & Status Check, View FIR Detail, SOS – Stay Safe, Locate Police Stations, Vahan-Samanvay, Emergency Contact List, Police Stations Telephone Directory etc.
While welcoming the guests Dr. Ish Kumar, Director, NCRB also briefed about the origin of NCRB and the milestones achieved during past 32 Years. Pertaining to CCTNS he stated that more than 93% police stations have been connected and today’s CCTNS National Data base consists of more than 12.5 crore records which includes digitization and migration of more than 4 crore CD files since 2003 apart from 4.25 Cr records in CCIS. More than 5 lakh police personal have been trained on CCTNS. 35 States and UTs have opened State Citizen Portals where citizens can avail of various services. At present some of the States like Haryana and Rajasthan are completely working online and as many as 18 States has started submitting CCTNS generated outputs to the courts. He also emphasized the importance of Data Analytics for Predictive Policing making a way for emerging Centre of Excellence in Crime Data Analytics & Intelligence and Finger Print Science.
On the occasion of celebration of 33rd Inception Day, Chief Guest Shri Rajiv Jain, IPS, Director, Intelligence Bureau, emphasized the importance of making user friendly systems and making them useful to Citizens. He also suggested to take the IT initiatives of NCRB to other countries through Ministry of External Affairs. He assured all help to NCRB in all its endeavors.Guest of Honour Dr. A. P. Maheshwari, IPS, Director General, Bureau of Police Research & Development, has emphasized the importance of data and its usage for any dynamic organization like NCRB. Usage of data for deducting result oriented actions is the new trend in current world. An Investiture Ceremony was organised to felicitate 19 NCRB officers (list enclosed), for their sincerity and dedication towards their work in the Bureau. Different meritorious children of NCRB Employees also received the Prizes during the occasion. NCRB also organises various GK/quiz competitions and intra-sports every year. Prizes along with Commendation Certificates were given to the winners of various categories.Cultural Program from were organised on this occasion, where NCRB Staff & their family members, Song & Drama Division of Ministry of I&B and Foreign Police Trainees, enlightened everyone with their magical performances.
NCRB: In Brief
NCRB is the Nodal Agency for authentic source of Data on crime, accidents, suicides, and prisons for policy matters and research. Bureau is implementing & monitoring agency for implementation of Crime & Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS), a Mission Mode Project under the National e-Governance Plan of Government of India. The project aims at creating a comprehensive and integrated system for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of policing in the country.NCRB also imparts training in Information Technology (IT) and Finger Print Science for Indian Police Officers as well Foreign Police officers. Areas covered during the training are Cyber Crime Investigation & Digital Forensics, CCTNS, Advanced Fingerprint Science, Network & e-Security, Coloured Portrait Building System, etc. Four Regional Police Training Centres (RCPTCs) in Hyderabad, Gandhinagar, Lucknow and Kolkata also conduct similar courses for lower functionaries of Indian Police. These courses at RPCTC’s are sponsored by NCRB in term of honorarium and study material to facilitate capacity building at regional levels.The Central Finger Print Bureaux (CFPB) is the Apex nodal agency for all finger print matters and also conducts an annual examination for declaring the successful candidates as FP experts. Today the Finger Print database of more than 1 Million consists of both convicted and arrested people both in the country and those received from Interpol.NCRB publishes 4 annual publications on Crime, Accidental Deaths & Suicides, Prison Statistics and Finger Prints. These publications serve as principal reference points on crime statistics not only police officers but also for criminologists, researchers, media and policy makers not only in India but abroad well. Sir, all the above issues since inception (i.e. CII – 1953, ADSI – 1967, PSI – 1995 & FP in India – 1997) have been digitized and uploaded on government portal and because of this, NCRB was awarded “Digital India Award” in 2016 by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
President of India reached Mauritius; Addresses students at Mahatma Gandhi Institute; says India’s aspiration is for Mauritius to rise as a leading Economy and a voice for peace and stability in the entire Indian Ocean Region The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, has reached Mauritius today (March 11, 2018) on the first leg of his State Visit to Mauritius and Madagascar. He was received at the airport by the Prime Minister of Mauritius, Honourable Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, and his entire Cabinet and hundreds of dignitaries and local people.Later President Kovind addressed an impressive gathering of students and young people at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute at Moka, Mauritius, where he also paid tributes before a statue of the Mahatma.Speaking at the Institute, the President said that he was honoured to be in Mauritius for a milestone moment in its history – the 50th anniversary of independence from colonial rule. Tomorrow, March 12, marks not just the golden jubilee of the independence of Mauritius but also the 26th anniversary of this nation having become a republic.The President said that the first people from India arrived in Mauritius 200 years ago, in the 1820s. In 1834, the first indentured labourers from India reached these shores. From those early challenges, the Indian community has come a long way. It has contributed, along with its fellow citizens of diverse backgrounds, to making Mauritius a prosperous country and a model for this region. As a steadfast friend, India has been proud to support their efforts. He said that the Indian community in Mauritius comprises those who trace their roots to a variety of Indian states, from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh to Tamil Nadu to Gujarat to several others. He urged them to become a living bridge between Mauritius and India, and Mauritius and individual states of India.The President said that India’s affection and feeling for Mauritius is symbolic of our shared aspirations for Africa and for the Indian Ocean Region. Above all else, it is our people who bring us together. Mauritius is one of the largest participating countries in the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation programme. Over 300 young people from here undergo civilian and defence related training in India each year.
Under India’s Africa Scholarships programme – part of the India Africa Forum Summit initiative – each year 97 scholarships are offered to Mauritian students for higher education. Another 200 students enrol themselves in Indian universities on a self-financing basis. They come to India as cherished friends. And we send them back as ambassadors of India – and life-long believers in our partnership.The President said that the challenge before us is to modernise our society and economy without succumbing to an extractive and energy-guzzling model. India is making every effort to meet this challenge – but this challenge is not India’s alone. It is the challenge of every country and every global citizen. As an island nation, Mauritius is of course extremely conscious of this challenge.The President said that India sees Mauritius as central to the emerging institutional architecture of the Indian Ocean Region – and we want to sail together, and sail far, in these majestic waters. Our aspiration is for Mauritius to rise as a leading economy and a voice for peace and stability in the entire Indian Ocean Region.The President called on the President of the Republic of Mauritius, Her Excellency Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim at State House, near Port Louis. During the discussion, the President thanked Government and people of Mauritius for the very heart-warming welcome given to him. He stated that it feels as if he was in India and among our own people.The President said that India is committed to its development cooperation partnership with Mauritius. India looks forward to further strengthening its capacity building and financial assistance programme for Mauritius. He stated that we should ensure that the traditional strength, dynamism and exalted status of our bilateral relations are handed over to our youth to carry it forward. There is a need to engage the youth more in our bilateral, regional and diaspora networks.Later in the evening, the President will attend a banquet hosted in his honour by the Prime Minister of Mauritius, Honourable Pravind Kumar Jugnauth.