New Delhi: An Expert Group constituted by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Dec.24, 2014 submitted its report on “Roadmap for Effectively Tackling Cyber Crimes in the Country” to the Ministry of Home Affairs after examining the global practices on cyber crime prevention.
The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh took a presentation from the Members of the Committee here today which was also attended by the Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary, Shri Rajiv Mehrishi, Home Secretary, Shri Ashok Prasad, Secretary (IS), members of the Expert Group and senior officers of MHA.
Shri Rajnath Singh expressed keen interest in the issues relating to cyber crime and its impact on the public. He extensively dwelled on the criminal and other activities on the internet which directly impacted on the general public particularly women and children and the establishment of appropriate infrastructure to redress such grievances in convenient and time bound manner.
The Home Minister expressed serious concern on the growth in cyber crime as revealed by the statistics of National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB). Shri Rajnath Singh directed the MHA to come up with concrete proposal regarding infrastructure, research, people friendly interface so that the matter could be considered at the highest level in a well defined timeframe.
The five-member Expert Study Group comprising of Dr. Gulshan Rai, National Cyber Security Coordinator, Professor N. Balakrishnan, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Dr. Rajat Moona, Director General, Center for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Pune, Shri B.J. Srinath, Director General Cert-In, Dr. Manindra Aggarwal, Professor Computer Science, IIT Kanpur and Dr D. Das, Professor IIIT Bangalore and Shri Kumar Alok, Joint Secretary (Centre State), made its recommendations on measures required to control cyber crime including legal and technical measures.
The Expert Group was set up with the main objective of:
I. Preparing a Road Map for effectively tackling the Cyber Crime in the country and give suitable recommendations on all its facets.
II. Recommending possible partnerships with Public and Private Sector, NGOs, International Bodies and International NGOs.
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