Various Security Forces and Agencies and their Mandate
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to launch the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID), which will enhance India's capabilities to fight terror and crime through technology.
Consider the following statements regarding National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID):
It is an integrated intelligence grid that connects databases of core security agencies.
It will function as a repository of information on crime and criminals.
All State police are mandated to file First Information Reports (FIR) in the NATGRID.
Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?
Correct Option: A
Statement 2 is incorrect: National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), under the Ministry of Home Affairs, functions as a repository of information on crime and criminals so as to assist the investigators in linking crime to the perpetrators.
Statement 3 is incorrect: All State police are mandated to file First Information Reports (FIR) in the CCTNS. CCTNS was developed in 2009 by NCRB to create a comprehensive and integrated system for effective policing at all levels through adoption of principles of e-Governance.
Synchronization of data from various government agencies can prove to be critical in India’s counter terrorism efforts. Discuss this in context of the proposed National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID). (150 Words)
Introduce by giving a brief description of what different types of data different government agencies have - like tax data, air travel, telecom, banking etc.
Discuss how synchronizing this data can give a boost to our intelligence apparatus and will help in tracking and tracing terror agents better
Enumerate the provisions of NATGRID and progress made so far