CCTNS is the acronym for Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems. CCTNS project is a mission mode project (MMP) of National e-Governance plan of Government of India. CCTNS project has been conceptualized to modernize the core policing functions for enhancing outcomes by sharing of real-time information on crime and criminal investigation/detection and crime prevention among various police organizations and units across the country.

CCTNS aims at creating a comprehensive and integrated Information and Communication Technology (ICT) platform for enhancing the operational efficiency and effectiveness of policing especially at Police stations and at all levels through adoption of principles of e-Governance, and creation of a nationwide networked infrastructure for evolution of IT-enabled state-of-the-art crime and criminal tracking system.