The Union Home Minister of India, Amit Shah on Friday, 10th January 2020 inaugurated a state-of-the-art centre for the ‘Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre’ in New Delhi and also dedicated a citizen-centric ‘National Cyber Crime Reporting portal’ (www.cybercrime.gov.in) to the nation.
- The scheme to set up Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) was appeared in October 2018, to deal with all types of Cyber Crime in a comprehensive and coordinated manner.
- It will set up under the newly created Cyber and Information Security (CIS) division of the MHA.
- The Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Scheme (I4C) will assist in centralising cyber security investigation, prioritise the development of response tools and bring together private companies to contain the menace.
It has seven components:
- National Cyber Crime Threat Analytics Unit
- The National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal
- National Cyber Crime Training Centre
- Cyber Crime Ecosystem Management Unit
- National Cyber Crime Research and Innovation Centre
- National Cyber Crime Forensic Laboratory System
- Platform for Joint Cyber Crime Investigation Team.
So far, 15 State governments and Union Trritories have agreed to set up Regional Cyber Crime Coordination Scheme.
The National Cyber Crime reporting portal will enable the citizens to report cyber crimes online. It has specific focus on crimes against child pornography, women, Child sex abuse.
- To act as a nodal point in the fight against cyber crime.
- Identify the research problems/needs of LEAs and take up R&D activities in developing new technologies and forensic tools in collaboration with academia/research institutes within India and abroad.
- To prevent misuse of cyber space for furthering the cause of extremist and terrorists groups.
- Suggest Amendments, if required, in cyber laws to keep pace with fast changing technologies and international cooperation.
- To coordinate all activities related to implementation of Mutual Legal Assistance treaties with other countries related to Cyber Crimes in consultation with the concerned nodal authority in MHA