Rajnath Singh directs MHA to come up with concrete proposal for tackling cyber crime

New Delhi: Expressing keen interest in the issues relating to cyber crime and its impact on the public, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday directed the Ministry of Home Affairs ( 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.

An Expert Group constituted by the Ministry of Home Affairs on December 24, 2014 on Tuesday 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.

Rajnath Singh 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).

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. (ANI)