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eSakhsya App

eSakshya (evidence) App:

Days ahead of the implementation of the three criminal laws, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is testing eSakshya (e-evidence) app.

  • eSakhsya App is a mobile-based application to help police record the scene of crime, search and seizure in a criminal case and upload the file on the cloud-based platform.
  • The police official will have to upload a selfie after the procedure is complete.
  • Each recording could be a maximum four minutes long and several such files could be uploaded for each First Information Report (FIR).
  • This mobile application developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) will be available to all police stations which register and download the App.
  • National Informatics Centre is the premier information technology organization of the Government of India.
  • Established in 1976, it operates under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
  • The NIC’s primary focus is to provide e-Government solutions and support to various government departments.
  • NIC, through its ICT Network, “NICNET”, has institutional linkages with all the Ministries /Departments of the Central Government, 36 State Governments/ Union Territories across India.