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January 5, 2009

Wipro Infotech develops integrated police information system

The architecture enables each police station to function independently

By CBR Staff Writer

Wipro Infotech, a provider of IT and business transformation services, has developed an integrated police information system, which is an online application software. Currently the application is in a pilot stage.

According to the company, the online application software covers all the important activities related to the day-to-day functioning of the police departments including the back-end administrative processes of general administration, finance and stores, etc. The processes have been automated to ease the tasks of administration and record keeping, thereby bringing in operational efficiency throughout the police department, the company added.

Wipro Infotech said that the application has been developed on a flexible software-oriented-architecture, which allows it to be used in a centralized deployment mode as well as a de-centralized deployment mode. This architecture is expected to enable each police station to function independently and at the same time allows for data to flow to the divisional and headquarter levels at regular intervals, thereby achieving the benefits of a centralized system.

The application also has a citizen interface through which complaints can be raised and the status of an already lodged FIR can be tracked. The user interface can display content both in English and the local language.

The application has several operational modules which will maintain records within the police stations and other police bodies pertaining to various activities of the police in areas like crime, law and order, wireless, traffic, intelligence and counter intelligence, etc. Each module has the search function to retrieve relevant data. A standard based information exchange gateway will make available the required crime and criminal information for access by other states. The information exchange will also retrieve the required information from other states enabling a seamless sharing of crime and criminal information across the country, according to Wipro Infotech.

Ranbir Singh, general manager for government and defense at Wipro Infotech, said: To combat high crime rates more effectively Wipro sees a huge role for information technology. This is a path-breaking application and will bring in a lot of efficiency and agility in the functioning between various units of the police department through real-time information sharing thereby resulting in better service to the citizens.

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