CCTNS is a Mission Mode Project (MMP) under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) of Government of India. It has been conceptualized and sponsored by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) is the central nodal agency for managing the nationwide implementation of this project and the respective State Crime Records Bureau (SCRB), the State Nodal Agency for implementation in the State.


CCTNS aims at creating a comprehensive and integrated system for enhancing the efficiency and effective policing at all levels and especially at the Police Station level through adoption of principles of e-Governance, and creation of a nationwide networked infrastructure for evolution of IT-enabled state-of-the-art tracking system around “investigation of crime and detection of criminals” in real time/near real time.

The scope of CCTNS spans all 36 States and Union Territories and covers all Police Stations (14,000+ in number) and all Higher Police Offices (6,000+ in number) in the country. The CCTNS project includes vertical connectivity of police units (linking police units at various levels within the States – police stations, district police offices, state headquarters, other police formations through state headquarters and SCRB, to NCRB at GOI level) as well as horizontal connectivity, linking police functions at State and Central level to external entities. CCTNS also provides for a citizen‘s interface to provide basic services to citizens.In Tamil Nadu, 1961 locations (1482 Police Stations, 479 higher offices) are covered by this project.


  • Make the Police functioning citizen friendly and more transparent by automating the functioning of Police Stations.

  • Improve delivery of citizen-centric services through effective usage of Information and Communication Technology.

  • Provide the Investigating Officers of the Civil Police with tools, technology and information to facilitate investigation of crime and detection of criminals.

  • Improve Police functioning in various other areas such as Law & Order, Traffic Management etc.

  • Facilitate Interaction and sharing of Information among Police Stations, Districts, State/UT headquarters and other Police Agencies.

  • Assist senior Police Officers in better management of Police Force.

  • Keep track of the Progress of Cases, including in Courts.

  • Reduce manual and redundant Records keeping.


The Government of Tamil Nadu signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), GOI on 10.02.2009 and notified the constitution of governing structures such as, State Apex Committee (SAC), State Empowered Committee (SEC), State Mission Team (SMT) and District Mission Team (DMT) as per G.O. Ms.871/Home (Modern)/Dept, dated: 09.10.2009. It also designated ELCOT as State Project Management Consultancy (SPMC) and Tamil Nadu Police Housing Corporation (TNPHC) as State Designated Agency (SDA) for channelizing the receipt of funds from MHA and monitoring the utilization for the same.

Committee/Team Roles and Responsibilities
State Apex Committee
Headed by Chief Secretary, TN
  • Reviewing progress of the project

  • Overseeing the utilization of funds

  • Policy directions and Guidance for successful execution of the project

  • Ensuring continuance of Mission Leader for sufficient duration

  • Creating a supporting environment for the success of the project

State Empowered Committee
Headed by DGP, TN
  • Disbursement of funds to the Districts and other units/agencies

  • Approval of BPR proposals

  • Sanction for various project components, as may be specified, including the Hardware/Software procurement as per the specifications from NIC

  • Approval of various Project Components and Functionalities to be covered in the Project

  • Ensure proper training arrangements

  • Ensure deployment of appropriate hand-holding personnel

  • Other important policy and procedural issues

  • Guidance to State/District Mission Teams

State Mission Team
Headed by Nodal Officer, CCTNS Project
  • Operational responsibility for the project

  • Formulating project proposals

  • Getting sanction of GOI for various projects - Hardware roll-out and operationalization

  • Co-ordination with various agencies

  • Resolution of all software related issues, including customization

  • Resolution of all other issues hindering the project progress

  • Any other decision to ensure speedy implementation of the project

  • Assist the State Apex and Empowered Committees with respect to implementation of the project

District Mission Team
Headed by SsP/CsOP
  • Prepare district project proposals

  • Ensure proper roll-out of the project in each of the selected police stations

  • Ensure hardware and software installation, and operationalization of the project

  • Training of all police personnel in the district

  • Site preparation and availability of all utilities

  • Ensure separate account keeping for the project


  • CCTNS project was formally completed in all its aspects with effect from 26.09.2013 within 2 years from the date of its commencement on 04.11.2011. Go-Live status was achieved in all the 1482 police stations and live data flow from the police stations to State Data Centre was established.

  • 425 Special Units/new PS (375 FIR registering Special Units and 50 new police stations) have been taken up for implementation under State fund as phase-II.


  • Completion of implementation phase within the time line: The project was formally completed in all its aspects with effect from 26.09.2013 exactly 2 years from the date of its commencement on 04.11.2011.

  • Operationalization of State Data Centre (SDC): Servers installed in TNSDC and made fully operational for the CCTNS project in January, 2013.

  • Launch of Citizen Portal: Hon‘ble CM launched the Citizen Portal on 13.03.2013.

  • National level Workshop on Change Management and e-governance: National Level Change management Workshop was conducted from 17.07.2013 to 19.07.2013 at TNPA wherein 70 senior officers from all over India participated.

  • EMS based Help desk: Enterprise Management System (EMS) application tool was installed in the State Data Centre and Help desk at SCRB was established for monitoring the Operation and Maintenance obligation by the System Integrator (NTL) from 01.02.2014.

  • Disaster Recovery Centre (DRC): Disaster Recovery Centre (DRC) at Pune was made operational from 06.02.2014 and data replication from TNSDC to DRC, Pune was established.

  • Inclusion of Special Units: The implementation in Special Unit Phase-II (FIR registering special units) commenced from 20.03.2014.

  • Formation of Training Centres: 49 training centres at District headquarters/Commissionerates and Training Institutions were set up.

  • Capacity Building: 31,932 police personnel were trained in CIPRUS data entry.

  • Computer Based Training (CBT) “E-Learning System for CIPRUS module” was developed and provided to station staff on 29.01.2015.

  • National Knowledge Network (NKN) connectivity was established from TNSDC to National Data Centre (NDC), New Delhi on 19.08.2015.