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February 16, 2012

NIIT gets 300 crore Project from Union Home Ministry

Infotech Solutions vendor NIIT Technologies today said it has bagged a deal worth Rs 300 crore to implement a Union Home Ministry project called the "Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS)", which will be part of the proposed Natgrid.

The company has been selected as the system integrator in Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh. It is in active pursuit of similar opportunities in other states as well, a senior company official said. Execution of work is already on in Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand.

"These wins are an endorsement of our leadership in providing IT solutions to the government. We have a history of successful implementations with IT programmes in Defence and home affairs," NIIT Technologies chief executive Arvind Thakur said here on the sidelines of the Nasscom leadership summit.

The CCTNS is a comprehensive and integrated nationwide system designed to help the police investigate crime and detect criminals, on which the Union Home Ministry plans to spend Rs 2,000 crore.

The system is expected to connect and share real-time information and data on crime and criminals from across the country thus strengthening the information base of investigating officers.

After the implementation of the system throughout the country, over 14,000 police stations spanning 6,000 district police headquarters, fingerprint bureaux and forensic science laboratories will be linked to a common IT platform enabling investigating officials to get the data of any criminal at the click of a mouse.

"FIRs and photographs can be made available from any police station to any other police station in real-time, after the project is completed across the country," a company official said.

Recently, NIIT Tech also commissioned a Rs 228-crore 'Intranet Prahari' project for the Border Security Force.

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