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Indian Government to Introduce Digital Biometric Database for Criminals

Government of Maharashtra decided to launch Automated Multimodal Biometric Identification System (AMBIS) to boost Conviction rate  

India: Government of Maharashtra in a bid to curb crime rate and increase conviction rate recently announced to opt for Automated Multimodal Biometric Identification System (AMBIS) to modernise police force to overcome crime rate across the state.

The database of all the convicts and crime offenders will be framed by Home Ministry by collating records from all the states and union territory. As per Home Department officials, the system will use four majorly implemented biometric technology including ultrasonic fingerprint identification, facial imaging, iris recognition and signature sample 

As of now, Central Finger Print Bureau(CFPB) has data records holding fingerprints of over 9.7 lakh convicted or arrested criminals. However, there appears to be 20 lakh fingerprints with bureaus of state and union territory which will assimilate to central database.

TechSci Research depicts that adaptation of biometric by Maharashtra Government to modernise police will pave way for biometric market in future as it provides accuracy to identify criminals and chargesheet them accordingly. Also, the implementation of biometric to create a central database of all criminal will bring in more efficiency in the system resulting in gathering substantial evidence that can be produced before judiciary. 

According to recent report published by TechSci Research “India Biometrics Market By Type By End Use Sector, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2011-2021”, the country’s biometrics market is projected to grow at a CAGR over 31% during 2016 - 2021. In 2015, the country’s southern region held the largest share in India biometric market, owing to rising industrialization and presence of a large number of leading private sector companies in the region. Government, banking & finance, energy & power, and consumer electronics are the key end user segments where deployment of biometric systems is witnessing an increase, and this trend is expected to continue over the next five years.

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