Interior Minister Amit Shah opens a cutting-edge portal to address cybercrime
NEW DELHI: Minister of the Interior of the Union Amit Shah On Friday, the Cyber Crimes Coordination Center of India (I4C) and the National Cyber Crimes Reporting Portal were opened through which people can report online cyber crimes. A statement from the Ministry of Interior said that the portal will allow all complaints related to cybercrime to be accessed by law enforcement agencies in union states and territories to take action under the law.
So far, more than 700 police districts and more than 3,900 police stations have connected to the portal, www.cybercrime.gov.in, which is a citizen-centered initiative that will allow people to report online cybercrime.
The portal can increase the capacity of law enforcement agencies to investigate cases and improve the success rate of prosecutions, according to the statement.
It also focuses on specific crimes, especially those related to finance and social networks such as harassment, cyber bullying, etc.
The portal will improve coordination between law enforcement agencies of different states, districts and police stations to deal with cybercrimes in a coordinated and effective manner, he said.
The Interior Ministry is committed to providing and creating an ecosystem to deal with cybercrimes in a comprehensive and coordinated manner, he added.
In the future, this portal will feature a chatbot that will offer automated interactive assistance to the public for guidance on prevention and how to report incidents on the portal.
The scheme to configure I4C was approved in October 2018 at an estimated cost of Rs 415.86 crore, to deal with all types of cybercrimes in a comprehensive and coordinated manner.
It has seven components, namely the National Cyber Crime Threat Analysis Unit, the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal, the National Cyber Crime Training Center, the Cybercrime Ecosystem Management Unit, the National Research Center and Innovation of Cybercrime, the National Forensic Laboratory Ecosystem of Cybercrime and the Joint Cybercrime Investigation Team Platform.
On the initiative of the Ministry of Interior, 15 states and UT have given their consent to establish a Regional Cyber Crimes Coordination Center.
The portal was launched as a pilot on August 30, 2019 and allows the presentation of all cybercrimes with a specific focus on crimes against women, children, in particular, child sexual abuse material, online content related to violations and group violations, etc.