Source: Press Information Bureau
To have an effective mechanism to handle cyber crimes against women and children in the country.
Main components of the scheme are:
1.Online Cyber crime reporting Unit
- The “Online Cybercrime Reporting Portal” is a central citizen portal of the CCTNS project.
- Using this portal, an online cyber-crime complaint can be made by the victims of cyber-crime.
- It will provide a central repository for all such crimes, which will be used for publishing an annual analytical report regarding cyber-crimes, their trends and remedial measures etc.
- Also, this unit will provide a central repository for reference to law enforcement and regulatory agencies at the national, state and local level for cyber-crime related information.
- This unit will be responsible for the development of an online cyber-crime reporting platform, publishing periodic analytical reports covering trends of cyber-crime, defining process flows for handling online complaints field by citizens and also responsible for assigning such complaints to the appropriate law enforcement agencies based on jurisdiction in the states/ UTs or to any central agency having jurisdiction for criminal investigation.
- This unit will work closely with forensic unit for all digital investigations at centre as well as at designated state forensic laboratories.
- Proper collection and preservation of evidence related to cyber-crime and its analysis in line with the provisions of the IT Act and evidence Act is of utmost importance.
- A national cyber forensic laboratory will operate 24*7*365 basis. It would have all the latest forensic tool setup, which would be accessible to all central /state/ UTs as well as central/ State forensic laboratories as and when needed.
- This unit will have a team of cyber security professionals to carry out vivid types of electronics forensic analysis and assist the law enforcement agencies in electronic forensic analysis across the country.
- This laboratory would carry all deep and advanced level forensic analysis.
3.Capacity Building Unit
- This unit will support capacity building of Central and State Police Forces, Prosecutors, Judicial officers and all other concerned stakeholder for all required capabilities like detection, investigations, forensic etc.
- This unit will also assist the state/ UTs officials in taking up long term courses to enhance the expertise in this area.
4.Research & development Unit
- In order to develop effective tools to detect obscene and objectionable content in the cyber space, a continuous refining is needed. Hence, there is a need to take up research and development activities in partnership with research and academic institutions of national importance.
- These initiatives will help in improving the technology readiness and would be prepared to face any type of cyber-crimes. As part of research and development activities multiple Centres of Excellence (COE) will be developed in the country.
5.Awareness Creation Unit
- There is a need for a well-defined citizen awareness program by the government of India aimed at delivering cyber-crime dos and don’ts as a proactive mitigation initiative.
- Awareness about cybercrime and cyber hygiene will be introduced in schools in the early stages of education as a component of school curriculum.
- These awareness communications will be delivered via a web portal and mobile apps. Through this medium individual will be informed about the various types of cyber-crimes and information on how to securely use technology to protect themselves.
- Awareness campaigns like one day workshop, essay and elocution competition etc. will be conducted at schools, college level across the country and as a part of such programs brochures related to cyber etiquettes, do’s and don’ts and prizes would be distributed.