NCRB organized All India Conference of Directors of Fingerprint Bureaus
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The Minister of State for Home, G. Kishan Reddy inaugurated the 20th All India Conference of Directors of Fingerprint Bureaus, being organised by National Crime Record Bureau NCRB, today at New Delhi. The conference was attended among others by Director, NCRB, Ram Phal Pawar, Joint Secretary (Women Safety) Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Punya Salila Srivastava and senior police officers from central police organisations/ States/UTs. Around 80 Fingerprint experts/delegates from across the country attended the inaugural function.
Addressing the gathering, the Minister of State, Reddy highlighted the importance of fingerprints in crime investigation and appreciated the efforts of NCRB in rolling out the National Automated Fingerprint Identification System (NAFIS), a network based pan India system for recording and sharing of fingerprints of criminals in various crimes. He also expressed satisfaction that Central Fingerprint Bureau in NCRB is following best practices in maintaining fingerprint records of criminals.
Director, NCRB, Ram Phal Pawar, said that implementation of NAFIS will help Police in solving crime cases quickly and emphasized the need to have adequate strength in the State Fingerprint Bureaus. He also impressed upon deliberation of ideas in the 2-day conference to make the fingerprint facility more useful and accessible to investigators.
Joint Secretary (Woman Safety) Punya Salila Srivastava stressed upon capacity building of Fingerprint fraternity through collaboration with academic institutions and international agencies.
NCRB was set-up in 1986 to function as a repository of information on crime and criminals so as to assist the investigators in linking crime to the perpetrators, based on the recommendations of the National Police Commission (1977-1981) and the MHA’s Task force (1985).NCRB developed Integrated Investigation Forms (IIF) in 1989-93 and implemented the Crime and Criminal Information System (CCIS) during the years 1995-2004. NCRB was entrusted with the responsibility for monitoring, co-ordinating and implementing the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) project in the year 2009. The project connects 15000+ police stations and 6000 higher offices of police in the country