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India Plans to Stop Pornography on the Internet

Rajnath Singh chairing a review meeting of Cyber & Information Security (CIS) Division of MHA, in New Delhi on January 17, 2018

Rajnath Singh chairing a review meeting of Cyber & Information Security (CIS) Division of MHA, in New Delhi on January 17, 2018

The Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) and the Cyber Police Force will be set up under the newly created Cyber & Information Security (CIS) Division of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

This was disclosed at a meeting chaired by India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi today. The meeting was held to discuss this year’s Action Plan of the CIS Division, which was created under the MHA in November last year.

The CIS Division will have four wings: Security Clearance, Cyber Crime Prevention, Cyber Security, and Information Security, each headed by an Under Secretary level Officer.

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It is also proposed to appoint the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Deputy CISO. An online portal for preparing, follow up and issue of advisory on financial fraud related matters is also in the offing.

The Home Minister expressed concern over the rising incidents of sharing pornography over the Internet. He directed for an effective mechanism to strictly monitor cyber space and block website flouting India’s laws, especially child porn.

Reviewing the Police-1 Division, the Union Home Minister was informed that a website has been created containing relevant information for IPS Officers.

The process of Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR), filing of Immovable Property Returns (IPRs), and updation of Executive Record (ER) sheets has been made online.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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