Approval of the second phase of the interoperable criminal justice system project
The Modi government has approved the second phase of the Inter-Operable Criminal Justice System (ICJS) project, which will be implemented at a cost of Rs 3,375 crore from 2022-23 to 2025-26. Phase II of the ICJS project, closely watched by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, will be a step towards ensuring effective and modern policing.
The project will be implemented as a central sector program, an official statement said.
The ICJS system would be made available through a dedicated and secure cloud infrastructure with high-speed connectivity.
The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) will be responsible for implementing the project in association with the National Informatics Center (NIC). The project will be implemented in collaboration with state governments and Union Territory Administrations.
The ICJS is a national platform enabling the integration of the main IT system used for the delivery of criminal justice in the country by five pillars of the police (crime and criminal tracking and network systems), e-Forensics for forensic laboratories, e-courts for courts, e-Prosecution for prosecutors e-Prisons for prisons. In Phase I of the ICJS project, individual computer systems were implemented and stabilized and case search was enabled on these systems.
As part of phase II, the system is built on the “one data, one entry” principle, whereby data is entered only once in one pillar and the same is then available in all the other pillars without that it is necessary to re-enter the data in each pillar.
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