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Explainer: Home Minister Amit Shah’s big decision to stop cybercrime, reviewed the functioning of I4C unit


Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed I4C Unit New Delhi.
The Home Minister instructed the unit to visit the states every month.
The Home Minister expressed his commitment to stop cybercrime and make policing smart.

New Delhi. Central Home Minister Amit Shah launched in 2020 on Tuesday ‘Indian Cyber ​​Crime Coordination Center (I4C)’ reviewed the working of He told that till now this unit has been used more than 13 crore times, which tells its reliability and usefulness. After the review, the Union Home Minister said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ministry of Home Affairs headed by Cyber ​​security about various aspects of public awareness is making comprehensive, integrated and all-out efforts to create.

He directed this unit to organize Cyber ​​Awareness Day in the country every month. He informed that I4C is reaching out to all the states of the country to play an active and important role in this initiative and help in promoting cyber cleanliness.

The Home Minister urged the ‘media’ to join hands with the Union Home Ministry to spread awareness about all the initiatives taken to curb the menace of cybercrime. He said that 99.99 percent police stations of the country have been connected with CCTNS (Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems) and they are now registering 100 percent FIRs directly on CCTNS. Based on the information received so far, more than 40 thousand FIRs have been registered. Shah also mentioned the NAFIS app, which has a database of over 1 crore fingerprints, which is being used extensively by law enforcement agencies.

NAFIS and CCTNS are also special

The Home Minister informed that more than 12.82 crore service requests have been received from citizens on CCTNS, out of which 12.35 crore requests have been processed by the State Police, while 28.98 crore police records have been registered so far. A database of 1,05,80,266 recorded finger prints has been entered on NAFIS (National Automated Finger-Print Identification System).

How To Avoid Cyber ​​Financial Fraud ‘1930’ Helpline Numbers have been issued from which card block and other facilities can be availed immediately. Apart from this, more than 250 banks and financial intermediaries have been onboarded and through this, more than 235 crore rupees embezzled by cyber criminals have been recovered from more than 1.33 lakh people.

You can report cyber crime on this helpline number. Photo-(NCCRP)

Training is being given to police officers

The Home Minister further said, through the National Cyber ​​Forensic Laboratory (Investigation), so far, more than 5 thousand forensic services have been provided to the states. He told that so far 30 thousand police personnel, judicial officers and prosecutors have been trained on cyber crime awareness, investigation, forensics etc. called ‘citrine’ Massive Open Online Course So far more than 31000 police have been registered on MOOC and certificates have also been issued to more than 8000.

Important Cyber ​​Crime Organizations

The Home Minister had established I4C on 10 January 2020, under which 7 other institutions/platforms were also lunched:

  • National Cyber ​​Crime Threat Analytical Unit (NCCTAU)
  • National Cyber ​​Crime Reporting Portal (NCCRP)
  • National Cyber ​​Crime Forensic Laboratory (NCCFL)
  • National Cyber ​​Crime Training Center (NCCTC)
  • Joint Cyber ​​Crime Investigation Task Force (JCCITF)
  • Cybercrime Ecosystem Management Unit (CCEMU)
  • National Cybercrime Research and Innovation Center (NCCRIC)

Cri-MAC (Crime Multi Agency Center)

the home minister Cri-Mac (Crime Multi Agency Center) was given the green signal on 12 March 2020. Its facility has been started in all states / union territories to coordinate with police stations and high offices regarding heinous crimes and other matters. It is used to spread alerts/information about crime in states/UTs and inter-state criminals through email and SMS. Since launch, there have been 6.39 lakh logins on Cri-MAC and 9.28 lakh alerts have been generated so far.

Other Initiatives of Home Minister Amit Shah

to stop cybercrime Other Initiatives of Home Minister Amit Shah These are- i) National Cyber ​​Forensic Laboratory at Hyderabad, ii) Cyber ​​Forensics-cum-Training Laboratories in 28 States/UTs iii) ‘Cyber ​​Dost’ iv) Constitution of 7 Joint Cyber ​​Crime Coordination Teams (JCCT) (Mewat) , Jamtara, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Visakhapatnam and Guwahati), v) A state-of-the-art National Cyber ​​Forensic Laboratory (Investigation) to support forensic analysis, vi) ‘Annual Action Plan’ by Central Ministries and State Administrations for ‘Cyber ​​Hygiene’ vii) First Wednesday of every month ‘Cyber ​​Awareness Day’

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