CIPA's Present Status
Common Integrated Police Application (CIPA) Project is a Mission Mode Project (MMP) under e-Governance of Government of India. Common Integrated Police Application (CIPA) aims at automation of all functions carried out at the police stations designed on a workflow basis. Initially, only Crime Module has been taken up. CIPA software has been designed and developed by NIC with consultancy from Sun Technologies - the maker of JAVA and others and implemented under open source environment viz. Linux (OS), Postgres (RDBMS). It will help build a shareable crime & criminal Information system based on CrPC. It provides an efficient way of organizing crime records for generating queries/reports and crime analysis for decision support. A minimum of 3 computers and a maximum of 5 computers [depending on the strength of the Investigating Officers] with Scanners, Printers, Modem, UPS, etc are proposed to be supplied by the Govt of India. The task of monitoring the implementation of CIPA project has been entrusted to NCRB at the centre and the SCRBX at the state level.
The State Level CIPA Committee is headed by the DG SCRB West Bengal with ADG (Mod), Spl IG PR, Spl IG SCRB, Jt CP Adm, Kolkata Police and one Sr. Tec Director, NIC, State Unit as members. The Committee is to review/monitor the progress of functioning of the CIPA at the Districts by holding review meetings and, if necessary, by visits and discussion with SPs and other officials associated with the project.
In 2008, the Planning Commission of India has included CIPA in the 11th Five Year Plan renamed CCTNS (Crime & Criminal Tracking and Networking System) as a Mission Mode Project (MMP) under the National e-Governance Action Plan (NeGP). The Govt of India, at the Ministry of Home Affairs also thought of integrating (expanding) this Project, both horizontally to cover more modules at the Police Station level and vertically to cover all higher police formations up to Police HQ level as also other Police Units like Crime Branch, Intelligence Branch, Traffic Branch, Armed Police Bns, etc. All the users will be linked through a web-based portal. They will be accessing the Web through Broad Band, Dial-up, Wireless connectivity, POLNET, MPLS, ISDN, etc., depending on the availability of the connection.
In the 1st phase, 47 Police Stations of West Bengal Police have been covered. Hardware components and software have been provided by Government of India and have been installed. Police Officers have also been trained to handle the software. Besides, Supervisors (STAs) and Technical Assistants (TAs) were recruited and posted to Group (Hqrs) / Police Stations to train the Police Officers at the P.S. level and take care of trouble shooting. The SCRB West Bengal is providing training to officers through its various training courses, including Training of Trainers’ Courses. Effort is being made to ensure that the Project is made fully functional in all the 47 PSs.
90 Police Stations (66 PS's of WBP + 24 PS's of KP) of West Bengal Police and Kolkata Police were earmarked under CIPA Phase - II. Out of these 90 Police Stations under CIPA Phase - II, CIPA hardware and software have been successfully installed at 32 Police stations (24 PS's of KP + 8 PS's of WBP in Purulia, Nadia and Sealdah GRP districts). However, CIPA hardware and software could not be installed at the remaining 58 Police Stations owing to non-readiness of sites.
In the 3rd phase the remaining Police Stations in the State will be covered.
View List of PSs covered under Phase 1 and Phase 2 Guideline for site preparation