the merger of Puducherry to the Indian Union a Ten Digit Finger Print
Bureau was started during 1955 on the pattern of Tamilnadu by taking a
Finger Print Expert on deputation from Tamilnadu Finger Print Bureau.
This process continued till 1964.
Local persons were recruited as
Finger Print searcher during 1964. The nomenclature of posts, pay
scale and Recruitment rules of Tamilnadu Finger Print Bureau were
adopted. These posts were categorized as Technical.
A Single Digit
Finger Print Bureau was started during 1965. Equipments alone were
purchased. No staff was sanctioned to work it out efficiently.
A post of
Tester Sub Inspector was created during 1970 to permit an Expert of
this Bureau to enter into the Jail as per the provision of section 2
of the identification of prisoner’s Act 1920 and to test the Finger
Prints of convict as in Tamilnadu Finger Print Bureau.
A post of
Finger Print Inspector/Director Sanction is accorded to the transfer
of one post of Inspector of Police created in this Department G.O. Ms.
No. 54, dt.19.08.87 and made permanent in G.O.Ms.No.72 dt.10.7.91 from
Pondicherry Armed Police V-th company to Finger Print Bureau of Police
During 1980 the
Finger Print Bureau staff were formally enrolled as police personnel
in order to extend the various benefits and concessions admissible for
work in the Finger Print Bureau has increased to several folds. Year
to year proposal were sent to the Government of India to strengthen
the Finger Print Bureau. No additional post has been sanctioned so
far. Hence there is stagnation at all level and shortage of staff. A
post of Inspector of Police from PAP ‘E’ Coy was transferred to the
Finger Print Bureau and designated as Director and filled in during
AFIS (Automated Finger Print Identification System)
Computerization of fingerprint permits very fast data matching unthinkable
in manual system. Computerization gives accuracy, speed, ease to
use, upgrades and interconnectivity between different systems and
other programs. One AFIS and 7 Finger live scanners in 2013 from
M/S SecureMantra Technologies, Lucknow. The Government has
conveyed approval towards the purchase about said system fo Rs.
68,13,738/= vide G.O Rt. No. 51, Dated 14.08.2013 of the Home
department, Puducherry. The System is installed at Puducherry,
Karaikal, Mahe, Yanam in September 2014. ( One server along with 4
work station were installed at Finger Print Bureau ,Puducherry and 7
live scanners one each at FP bureau Puducherry, North Region, South
Region, Rural region in Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam were
installed in September 2014 and Connected Through Inter Net)