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India building database to unite public records

New Delhi

INDIA is building its own database platform to consolidate public records from across the world's second-most populous nation in a bid to modernise services.

The initiative will integrate police, court and criminal files, R S Sharma, secretary of the Department of Electronics & Information Technology, said in an interview.

The government will also build its own platform for uniform payment, property registration and social assistance systems, he said.

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