CAG strictures against computerisation scheme of Maha police
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Last Updated: Friday, April 23, 2010, 18:31
Mumbai: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has criticised computerisation scheme of Maharashtra police department, saying hardware of around Rs three crore was unutilised.

"Lack of co-ordination between State Government and Ministry of Home Affairs has resulted in purchase of hardware for Common Integrated Police Application (CIPA) valuing Rs 2.97 crore which was lying unutilised for about one year," a CAG report tabled in the legislature today said.

The CIPA data were lying on the stand-alone server of the respective police stations due to non-working of Bridge Software which resulted in non-availability of data either through Crime and Criminal Information System (CCIS) or CIPA on national server.

"This defeated the very purpose of making available data online. The software used was faulty and led to generation of incorrect data," the report said.

"The CIPA work was managed by police constables only and higher ranking officers were not trained and the expenditure of Rs 38 lakh incurred on training remained largely unfruitful," it said.

The data entry in Crime and Criminal Information System for the years from 1998 to 2007 was not completed though 10 years had lapsed, it said.

Even the data of CCIS and CIPA were not authenticated leading to entering same FIRs twice at the same police station, misclassification of FIRs, storage of FIRs without Act and Sections, it added.

Even after 21 months and spending Rs 74.87 lakh on '9 Application Software' the same was not rolled out till June 2009.


First Published: Friday, April 23, 2010, 18:31

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