India approves implementation of Inter-Operable Criminal Justice System
Indian Government has approved implementing the Inter-Operable Criminal Justice System (ICJS) project by the Ministry of Home Affairs at a total cost of Rs. 3,375 crore during the period from 2022-23 to 2025-26.
Under the guidance of the Indian Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah, Phase II of the ICJS project will be a step towards ensuring effective and modern policing. The project will be implemented as a Central Sector Scheme. The ICJS system would be made available through a dedicated and secure cloud-based infrastructure with high-speed connectivity. National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) will be responsible for implementing the project in association with National Informatics Centre (NIC). The project will be implemented in collaboration with the States and Union Territories.
In Phase-I of the ICJS project, individual IT systems have been implemented and stabilized; also, the search of records have been enabled on these systems.
Under Phase-II, the system is being built on the principle of 'one data one entry' whereby data is entered only once in one pillar. The same is then available in all other pillars without the need to re-enter the data in each pillar.