Govt approves setting up of expert study group to tackle cyber crimes in India

Cyber crime: A picture for representation

New Delhi, Dec 24: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday approved the setting up of an expert group to prepare a roadmap for effectively tackling cyber crimes in the country.

According to reports, the group consisting of academicians and professionals of repute will provide suitable recommendations on all facets of cyber crime.

The government has taken this step in the wake of various issues relating to cyber crimes have been flagged at various fora including Parliament.

India, with a fast growing economy, is susceptible to International and domestic cyber attacks and there is a need to ensure cyber crime-free environment.

There has been an almost 40 percent annual increase in cyber crimes registered in the country during the past 2-3 years.

The expert group will work to prepare a road map for effectively tackling cyber crimes in the country and give suitable recommendations on all its facets, recommend possible partnerships with public and private sector, NGOs, international bodies and international NGOs, any other special measures the expert group may like to recommend with regard to tackling cyber crimes.

The five-member expert study group comprises Dr. Rajat Moona, Director General CDAC, Pune, Professor Krishnan, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Dr. Gulshan Rai, Director General Cert-In, Dr. Manindra Aggarwal, Professor Computer Science, IIT, Kanpur and Dr D. Dass, Professor IIIT, Bengaluru. Kumar Alok, Joint Secretary (Centre State), MHA will be the convenor.

The terms of reference of the expert group are:

A-To prepare a Road Map for effectively tackling the Cyber Crime in the country and give suitable recommendations on all its facets.

B-Recommend possible partnerships with Public and Private Sector, NGOs, International Bodies and International NGOs.

C-Any other special measures/ steps the Expert Group may like to recommend with regard to tackling Cyber Crimes.

(With Agency Inputs)

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