IT major Wipro Infotech has been selected by the government to develop software for digitising its crime and criminal tracking network system under the national e-governance plan.
Under the contract the company will develop the software to link 14,000 police stations and 6,000 police offices across the country to allow for tracking crime records on real-time basis in digital format.
"The system aims to create a nationwide networked infrastructure for IT-enabled criminal tracking system. Spanning across 35 states and union territories, it will link about 14,000 police stations and 6,000 higher police offices across the country," Wipro vice-president Anand Sankaran said in a statement.
The IT bellwether, however did not elaborate on the project cost in compliance with the non-disclosure agreement with the ministry.
The company last year developed a 'Police Information System' to cover important activities related to day-to-day functioning of police departments including back-end administrative process of general administration, finance, stores etc.
Under the ambitious criminal tracking network project vertical connectivity would be established between police units at various levels within the state and between states and union territories as also horizontal connectivity linking police functions at state and central levels to external entities.
Envisaged as one of the largest e-governance projects in the country, the network system would also present a citizen-interface to provide basic services to citizens.