New Delhi:  If everything goes as per the plan,  there will be a relief from the lackadaisical attitude of the police in registering FIR then by the end of this year or by the beginning of 2013. Come 2013, an FIR can be filed at the click of a mouse.

Besides this, the Central Government is also mulling over the plan to consult the states over the atrocities being done to women.

Home Minister P Chidambaram during the Question Hour informed the Rajya Sabha that online registration of First Information Report (FIR) will be possible once server and network is established by the year end or early next year and in this regard, the government is working on the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and System (CCTNS).

Talking about police reforms, he said the Centre was against selection of Director General of Police of a state by Union Public Service Commission as has been directed by the Supreme Court in 2006.

The selection, he said, should be left to the states from among 3-4 senior officers. The Centre and state are on the same page on this issue.

The Centre is also against giving a two-year fixed tenure to a DGP irrespective of retirement age as cadre management would become very difficult, he said. States too have expressed difficulty in following the direction, he said.

The Home Ministry has also filed an application for modifications in the judgement on certain aspects like direction stipulating minimum 2-year tenure for DGP, he said hoping the Apex Court will strike a balance.

(JPN/ Bureau)