In November 2016, an administrative approval was given for the digital fingerprint and iris scanning system project when Devendra Fadnavis was the CM
A digital fingerprint and iris scanning system will be launched by Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday to aid police investigations with a data base of 6.5 lakh people with crime records. A senior said, it is called Automatic Multimodal Biometric Identification System (AMBIS). This is a different kind of data digitization. We have specific data about an estimated 6.5 lakh undertrials and convicts. Bureau of Fingerprint Experts has validated the entire information. By this, law enforcement agencies will get help to track down criminals at lightning speed.
He said that five years ago a proposal of Rs. 53.6 crore was approved for the digital fingerprint and iris scanning system project. Fingerprints, palm impressions, facial and biometric data of undertrials and convicts has been secured and incorporated in to the system. As a result, it will be possible for law enforcement agencies for quickly tracing the history of a crime suspect. Across the state, this data will be made available to all police stations and other agencies. This work was assigned to a private firm.
In November 2016, an administrative approval was given for the digital fingerprint and iris scanning system project when Devendra Fadnavis was the CM. To draft the project, a state-level committee was constituted in April 2017. Subsequently, in the same month, a work order worth Rs. 53.6 crore was issued and the contract for the project was awarded to Smart Chip Pvt Ltd.
The official said, through police stations, police units, training centers and finger print units, this scheme will be implemented. Along with this, instructions have been given to IPS officers and unit heads. We have formed high level co-ordination committees at the state level, commissionerates and districts for the implementation of the digital fingerprint and iris scanning system. A system requirement specification document has been prepared as per the guidelines laid down by the state home department. This includes a conversion plan and system architecture design, system overview design, required fixed and interface control documents.
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