Karnataka police introduce state-of-art data center

Published : The SoftCopy R. Ashoka, deputy chief minister for home and transport, inaugurates the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System at the office of the director general of police in Bangalore on Tuesday. The state police department launched a scheme called Sakala on Tuesday that aims to provide 21 services under Karnataka Guarantee of ...

Karnataka cops launch SMS gateway on FIRs

Published : The Statesman The Karnataka police today became the first security force in the country to launch an SMS gateway with which to empower citizens  with status information about service requests and progress of first information reports. Its counterparts from other states  have already begun showing interest in this  all-important e-governance initiative. The SMS ...

State ahead in implementing criminal tracking network

Published : The Hindu True to its distinction of being a trendsetter in information technology, Karnataka has digitised almost all records pertaining to crime and criminals as part of the Union Home Ministry’s Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS). While all criminal cases, their progress and persons involved were being digitally recorded since ...

Police services under Sakala

Published : DNA Sakala, the state government initiative that ensures time-bound service delivery, now includes certain services of the police department too. Tasks like issuing a copy of the first-information report to the complainant, no-objection certificate for passport verification, issuing arms licence, renewing its verification, police verification of servants/housemaids and others now come under Sakala, ...

Police launch SMS alert service under Sakala

Published : The Hindu With an aim to end applicants’ frequent trips to police stations to know the status of their applications for various services, the Police Department has introduced SMS alert facility for 21 services under Guarantee of Services (GSC) to Citizens Act, 2011, popularly called Sakala. An automatic SMS is generated as soon ...

Police services are just an SMS away

Published : Times of India In a bid to introduce more citizen-centric initiatives and simplify procedures for services provided by the police department, an instant automated short service message (SMS) service has been introduced. The SMS facility for 11 services in the department will begin from October 10 and be enabled under the Sakala scheme ...

Managing traffic through Technology

Published : TechGig In our latest Technology for People series, we narrate how IT is improving effective policing. His sun-burnt face lit up at the sight of visitors. “Please have a seat,” he said before turning his attention to the array of computer screens in front of him. Basanna Bajanthri, a Bangalore traffic cop for ...

Hike parking charges to solve traffic woes: Praveen Sood

Published : DNA Beginning today, DNA will interact every week with experts on traffic, crime, and law and order issues to defog citizens’ concerns. This week we focus on parking menace and how it’s shrinking carriageways. Additional commissioner of police (traffic) Praveen Sood tells DNA that parking is at the root of city’s traffic ills. What ...

Junction improvement speeds up traffic

Published : Times of India The citys traffic police are improving junctions to make the traffic flow easier and faster.B S Manu Rao reports An important component of BTRAC – an initiative of the traffic police to improve the traffic conditions in the city – is junction improvement.Not much is spoken of this aspect of ...

Make erring cops pay : Praveen Sood, additional commissioner of traffic

Published : DNA  Traffic police personnel stationed near traffic signals are only allowed to book motorists driving rashly or jumping red lights, additional commissioner of traffic Praveen Sood clarified on Wednesday. The officer made this statement following complaints of traffic police personnel stopping and checking vehicular documents in such areas, causing jams in the process. ...