Cyber crime is faceless and borderless: Shri Rajnath Singh

Cyber crime is faceless and borderless: Shri Rajnath Singh 

The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh said that cyber crime is the biggest challenge these days with the development and access to technology across the globe. He was addressing the 8th ASSOCHAM International Security Summit held here today. 

Shri Rajnath Singh expressed his deep concern over the exponential growth in the figures of cyber crime. He said that earlier the crime used to originate from land, water and air. In the 20th century, the dimension of space was added to it. But now a days, the cyber crime is showing exponential growth in its number, which is a matter of serious concern, keeping in view the reach of mobile phones and internet across the globe including the far-flung areas. The main problem with cyber crime is its detection and prosecution, as it is faceless and borderless, he added. 

The Minister said that the cyber space is being used to radicalise the minds of youth. He said the Expert Group constituted in the Ministry of Home Affairs to prepare a roadmap for effectively tackling cyber crimes in the country has recommended to set up an Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) to fight against cyber crimes in the country. He said that with the increasing inter-connectivity in the world, the challenges will come and we must find ways to tackle these challenges and address the security loopholes in the networks. 

Earlier in the day, addressing the Summit, the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said that we are fully prepared to thwart all types of security challenges, be it cybercrime. He also said that the Government has started a process to transform the law in accordance with the technological advancement. 

Shri Richard Verma, Ambassador of USA to India was the Guest of Honour in the valedictory session and Shri Alphonsus Hermanus Maria Stoelinga, Ambassador, Royal Netherlands Embassy in India was the Guest of Honour in the plenary session. 


National Crime Records Bureau celebrates its 31st Inception Day 

Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary launches web portal FICN compilation system 

Mobile App ‘Vahan Samanvaya’ launched 

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) celebrated its 31st Inception Day here today. The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary was the Chief Guest at the function. 

On the occasion, the Minister launched web portal named Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) compilation system. This will help NCRB to get data from all states and other agencies so as to have a complete picture on its circulation. He also launched a Mobile App named ‘Vahan Samanvaya’. With the help of this mobile app, police and public can trace stolen vehicles form database. 

Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary also gave away Republic Day Police Medals to the officers. He greeted the officers and the foreign trainees who attended the Inception day function. 

Shri Radhakrishna Kini A, DG, NCRB said that NCRB provides training to the police officers from India and foreign countries. He also informed that trainees from various Asian and African countries are also participating in this Inception Day function. 

The NCRB is mandated to empower the Indian Police with Information Technology and is responsible for collecting, analysing the crime data of the country. It facilitates Investigating Officers with updated IT tools and information in investigation of crimes. 

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has entrusted the Bureau with the responsibility of implementing their flagship Plan Programme "Crime & Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS)'' by 31st March 2017. The scheme envisages connecting all the Police Stations through their computerization. At present, out of 16000 Police Stations and offices in the country, 10000 Police Stations and offices have already been connected through this system. In the future roadmap of the Government of India, CCTNS will become one of the major components of integrated criminal justice system. 

Senior officials of NCRB and BPR&D were present on the occasion. 


Shri Rajnath Singh asks CISF to gear up to face cyber security threats 

The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh today exhorted the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) to gear up to face cyber security threats. Addressing the 47th Raising Day Parade of the CISF in Ghaziabad today, Shri Rajnath Singh underlined that cyber security breach and hacking are emerging as major security concerns since cyber threats is only the new aspect of terrorism. 

Shri Rajnath Singh said India is among the world’s ten big economies and in a couple of years our economy will balloon from two trillion dollars to $5 trillion, a fact forecast by leading international analysts. Those inimical to us don’t like this and therefore they plot to attack soft targets such as our strategic assets and vital installations, he added. The Union Home Minister said the CISF has to draw upon its core competence to be at the vanguard of the security of such high-stake assets including the airports, Delhi Metro, nuclear power plants and other high value installations. Shri Rajnath Singh said the CISF, with its motto of Security with Smile, is an equal partner in India’s progress to development. 

Lauding the CISF for its professionalism in different theatres including deployment in Left Wing Extremism affected regions, the Union Home Minister said the force is providing security consultancy services to 126 private sector companies as well and earned a revenue of Rs. 7 crores per annum as a result. Shri Rajnath Singh also hailed the CISF for being the forerunner among all the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) so far as representation of women is concerned. 

Addressing the gathering, Director General, CISF, Shri Surender Singh said, on the directions of the Union Home Minister, the force has been undertaking security audit of various assets under its command every four to six months. 

On the occasion, Shri Rajnath Singh inspected the Parade and took salute of the march past. He also presented medals to meritorious CISF Officers and personnel and released the CISF magazines ‘Sentinel’ and ‘Sanrakshika’. 


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