News Excerpt
On the occasion of National Crime Records Bureau’s (NCRB) 35th Inception Day, the Crime Multi Agency Centre (Cri-MAC) was launched for sharing information on heinous crime and other issues related to inter-state coordination.

●    NCRB was set-up in 1986 to function as a repository of information on crime and criminals so as to assist the investigators in linking crime to the perpetrators.
●    It was set up based on the recommendation of the Task force and National Police Commission by merging the Directorate of Coordination and Police Computer (DCPC), Statistical Branch of BPR&D, Inter State Criminals Data Branch of CBI and Central Finger Print Bureau of CBI.
●    Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) is a Mission Mode Project under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) of Government of India.
●    CCTNS aims at creating a comprehensive and integrated system for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of policing through adopting the principle of e-Governance and creation of a nationwide networking infrastructure for evolution of IT-enabled-state-of-the-art tracking system around 'Investigation of crime and detection of criminals'.

    Crime Multi Agency Centre (Cri-MAC) has been launched for sharing of information on heinous crime and other issues related to inter-state coordination.
    The government has also launched National Cyber Crime Training Centre (NCTC) for professional quality e-Learning services on cybercrime investigation to police officers, judges, prosecutors and other stakeholders.
    The huge database of CCTNS will help investigators in solving crime cases faster. National Fingerprint Identification System (NAFIS) is also being set up by NCRB and it will be a game changer for police.
    The system will also generate alerts on matching of recovered and stolen vehicles based on the national database of CCTNS.

The Cri-MAC will help in greater coordination among the security agencies as well as issues related to interstate coordination. Seamless integration of various facilities along with trained human resources is the need of the hour. There is an immense scope for further improvement in this regard.