Rajnath Singh approves setting up of expert study group to tackle cyber crimes

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday approved the setting up of an expert group consisting of academicians and professionals of repute to prepare a roadmap for effectively tackling cyber crimes in the country and to provide suitable recommendations on all facets of cyber crime.

ANI| Updated: Dec 24, 2014, 11:23 AM IST

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday approved the setting up of an expert group consisting of academicians and professionals of repute to prepare a roadmap for effectively tackling cyber crimes in the country and to provide suitable recommendations on all facets of cyber crime.

Recently, various issues relating to cyber crimes have been flagged at various fora including the 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 five-member expert study group comprises of 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 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.