Bhubaneswar, December 9 (LocalWire): Odisha has announced that it is the first state in India to provide online acknowledgment of First Information Reports (FIRs) filed at police stations and with high police offices.
“We use the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) for registration of all FIRs and courts in Odisha do not accept non-CCTNS FIRs. We are the first state to have made computerised FIRs mandatory by an order of the High Court,” Cuttack-Bhubaneswar commissionerate commissioner of police Sudhansu Sarangi twitted on his official handle.
CCTNS has a feature for transfer of FIRs on point of jurisdiction, he tweeted.
“All police stations and higher police offices in the state are computerised and networked. For complainants’ convenience, all police stations are interconnected and centralised.
People are slowly beginning to become aware of CCTNS service and are adopting the online mode of registering police complaints,” police sources said.
For the time-bound delivery of services and good governance, Odisha police have also launched a citizen portal to enable people to access information, request for police services, file complaints.
Citizens can also get copies of their FIR and track the updated status of the complaint through the portal, police sources stated.