The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said cyber crimes pose a challenge to traditional policing and called upon the Police personnel to hone their skills to tackle the threats posed from the cyber world. Inaugurating the Cyber Prevention, Awareness & Detection Centre (CyPAD) of Delhi Police and National Cyber Forensic Lab, MHA, he pointed out that cyber crime has emerged as a big challenge and said, “If we have to build public trust in a Digital World, then we will have to bear Zero Tolerance towards Cyber Crime.”
The Home Minister said in this era of internet and computers, there exists an aspect of cyber crime whether it is cyber cheating or fraud, women harassment or terror recruitment which needs to be strongly addressed. Internet is a platform not only aiding the evolution of social media, but also crucial to online banking, shopping and remotely operated systems in industry. “We have to develop institutional mechanisms for undertaking timely assessment to challenges in cyber space and securing it for the common man,” he said.
Rajnath Singh said MHA has initiated several steps in the last more than four years to deal with cyber crimes. This includes setting up of an Inter-Ministerial Committee on Phone Frauds. Under the Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children (CCPWC) scheme, the online cybercrime reporting portal cybercrime.gov.in has been operationalized. Training programmes have been designed for law enforcement agencies, public prosecutors and judges.