India Plans $75 Million Cyber-Crime Center

  • Our Bureau
  • 01:05 PM, September 17, 2015
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The Indian Government is likely to to set up a co-ordination center to curb cyber-crime costing Rs 500-crore (US $76 million).

The center will also have an advanced application to monitor social media activities related to  Ministries of Home, External Affairs, Defense and other government organizations, PTI reported Tuesday.

The move comes after an expert committee, set up to prepare a roadmap for effectively tackling cyber-crime in the country and give suitable recommendations to tackle it, submitted its report to Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Among the recommendations, the committee suggested the government set up 'Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre' (ICCCC) at the national level having branches in all states.

The Centre will have linkages with CCTNS and NATGRID, the two database having information related to various kinds of crime and criminals.

One of the priorities of ICCCC will be how to check attempts of international gangs to penetrate Indian government official communication network and hack them.

The committee also suggested to the government to reduce dependence on foreign servers and ensure one dedicated secure gateway for all government communication.

The Home Minister asked all concerned for immediate processing and implementation of the report called 'Roadmap for Effectively Tackling Cyber Crimes in the Country'.

The expert group was constituted by the Home Ministry on December 24, 2014, a Home Ministry release later said.

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