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NCRB extends bid submission deadline for Automated Facial Recognition System for the eighth time

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The National Crime Records Bureau has extended the last date for submission of bids for the Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS) for the eighth time. The new deadline to submit bids is now July 17, and technical bids will now be opened on July 24. The NCRB, in March, had said that it was reworking the request for proposal for the AFRS. The document is still under revision. NCRB had also removed the old 172-page long RFP from its website in March (but we have uploaded a copy here). We have reached out to NCRB for more details. AFRS is a centralised web application, and is expected to be the foundation for “a national level searchable platform of facial images” which proposed to use data from passports, the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS), and the Interoperable Criminal Justice System, among other…

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