Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
24-December-2014 09:48 IST
Setting up of Expert Study Group for tackling Cyber Crimes

Recently, various issues relating to Cyber Crimes have been flagged at various fora including Parliament. India with a fast growing economy is susceptible to International and domestic Cyber attacks and there is a need to ensure Cyber Crime free environment. There has been almost 40 percent annual increase in cyber crimes registered in the country during the past 2-3 years.

In order to comprehensively address the issues of Cyber Crimes, Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh has approved the setting up of an Expert Group consisting of Academicians and Professionals of repute to prepare a roadmap for effectively tackling the Cyber Crimes in the country and give suitable recommendations on all facets of cyber crime.

The five-member Expert Study Group comprises of Dr. Rajat Moona, Director General CDAC, Pune, Professor Krishnan, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Dr. Gulshan Rai, Director General Cert-In, Dr. Manindra Aggarwal, Professor Computer Science, IIT, Kanpur and Dr D. Dass, Professor IIIT, Bengaluru. Shri Kumar Alok, Joint Secretary (Centre State), MHA will be the Convenor.

The Terms of Reference of the Expert Group are:

I. To prepare a Road Map for effectively tackling the Cyber Crime in the country and give suitable recommendations on all its facets.

II. Recommend possible partnerships with Public and Private Sector, NGOs, International Bodies and International NGOs.

III. Any other special measures/ steps the Expert Group may like to recommend with regard to tackling Cyber Crimes.