National Crime Records Bureau

National Crime Records Bureau
Agency overview
Formed 11 March 1986; 31 years ago (1986-03-11)
Jurisdiction Government of India
Headquarters East Block-7, R K Puram, New Delhi
Motto Empowering Indian Police with Information Technology
Agency executive
Parent department Ministry of Home Affairs
Key document

The National Crime Records Bureau, abbreviated to NCRB, is an Indian government agency responsible for collecting and analysing crime data as defined by the Indian Penal Code (IPC). NCRB is headquartered in New Delhi and is part of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India. The current Director of NCRB is Ish Kumar (IPS), who replaced Radha Krishna Kini A (IPS) in October 2016.[1]

The MHA has entrusted NCRB with a renewed mandate for the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) Project.[2] Out of approximately 15000 Police Stations, around 12000 have started registering 100% FIR’s online. The application software has been deployed in over 12500 locations.[3]


Fingerprint centreEdit

NCRB has been having its own fingerprint centre from a long time. This is used for forensic science and criminal testing & record purpose. Lab uses manual technique to identify fingerprints in the guidance of Director General Shri Shafi Alam.

Sketch softwareEdit

NCRB has its own developed software to prepare suspected human sketch for identification. With the help of inputs from eyewitness operator prepares a sketch almost close to the description of eyewitness.

Police officer training centreEdit

NCRB has its own training centre for providing training to police officers. Periodically centre provides training to IPS and other officers from all over India and Law Enforcement Officers from foreign countries also.

Vahan SamanvayEdit

In its endeavour of Public Service Delivery, NCRB has released its Motor Vehicle Coordination e-service, named “Vahan Samanvay”. This is an excellent citizen centric interface for verification of the status of a motor vehicle (stolen or not) before negotiating for a pre-owned vehicle or recovery status of a stolen vehicle. This also facilitates law enforcement agencies and RTOs while checking the credentials of any vehicle.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Ministry of Home Affairs, New Appointment" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs. 17 October 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems - CCTNS". Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  3. ^ "Welcome to National Crime Records Bureau". Retrieved 2016-07-24. 

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