Special DG Crime Named Nodal Officer For ICJS

Srinagar: Government on Friday appointed A.K Choudhary (IPS), Special DG Crime, as Nodal Officer for implementation of Interoperable Criminal Justice System (ICJS) under the CCTNS Project.

ICJS is an initiative of the e-Committee of Supreme Court to enable seamless transfer of data and information among different pillars of the criminal justice system, like courts, police, jails and forensic science laboratories, from one platform.

“It is hereby ordered that Mr. A.K Choudhary, IPS (AGMUT:91), Special DG, Crime, J&K, shall be the Nodal Officer for implementation of the Inter-operable Criminal Justice System (ICJS), under the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) project,” reads a government order.

With the aid of the ICJS platform, the metadata of FIR and charge sheet can be accessed by all the High Courts and subordinate courts. Documents like FIR, case diary and charge sheet are uploaded by police in PDF format for utilization by the courts. The e-Committee is also actively working on, inter alia, the issues of standardization of data and metadata for information exchange, to lay down processes for data validation, acknowledgement, user identification/access, creation of technical infrastructure for storage and preservation of electronic records.

To ensure effective implementation of ICJS in each State, the Supreme Court has requested High Courts to engage the services of an IPS officer, who will be instrumental for the integration of data on the ICJS platform.

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