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Thu Apr 17 00:41:25 EDT 2008

PIB Press Release
Press Information Bureau          Government of India 
Wednesday, April 16, 2008    
Ministry of Home Affairs       

 17:25 IST           
  Rajya Sabha  

 There are reports of criminals committing economic frauds through phishing, e-mail scams, piracy, data theft and launching of denial of service attacks
onto targeted organizations, network infrastructures and countries, using internet services. 

  'Police' being a State subject, it is primarily the concern of the State Governments to modernize their forces and to establish cyber police stations
for cyber crime investigation. At the same time, the Ministry of Home Affairs is implementing a project called Common Integrated Police Application (CIPA)
in all the States in a phased manner, under the Modernization of State Police Forces (MPF) Scheme.  It is envisaged to widen the scope of CIPA project
in terms of the applications and by extending it from the police stations to the other higher-level formations in the police hierarchy, and provide network
connectivity.  The Government has set up Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) to provide reactive and proactive support to the cyber incidents
in India, besides, introducing a Bill to amend the Information Technology Act, 2000, in the Lok Sabha on 15.12.2006 to provide for insertion of legal provisions
to address various computer crimes.  

  This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Dr. Shakeel Ahmad in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha

(Sweety Bhalla)
Assistant Manager
New Delhi India
E-Mail: sweety.bhalla at ifciltd.com

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