GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
QUESTION NO. 3565
ANSWERED ON 24TH JULY 2019
Implementation of CCPWC Scheme
Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a)The status of the implementation of the 'Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children' (CCPWC) scheme in the country;
(b)The steps taken by Government regarding cybercrime against women and children, particularly the elimination of online child sexual abuse material, rape imagery and other offensive material; and
(c)Whether Government is setting up online central reporting mechanism for lodging complaints of cybercrime and if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI G. KISHAN REDDY)
(a)to (c)’Police’ and ‘Public Order’ are State subjects as per the Constitution of India. States are primarily responsible for prevention, detection and investigation of crime through their law enforcement machinery.
However, Central Government is implementing the Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children (CCPWC) scheme with an estimated outlay of Rs. 223.198 crores.
Following activities have been completed by MHA under CCPWC scheme:
(i)Grant of Rs. 93.76 crore has been released to all the States/ Union Territories to set up cyber forensic cum training laboratories, hiring of junior cyber consultants and training to Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) personnel, prosecutors and judicial officers. Cyber forensic cum training laboratories have already been commissioned in the States of Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh.
(ii)An online cybercrime reporting portal (www.cybercrime.gov.in) has been launched to enable public to report complaints pertaining to Child Pornography / Child Sexual Abuse Material, Rape/Gang rape imageries or sexually explicit content. The Portal facilitates the States/UTs to view complaints of cybercrime online and take appropriate action. Since inception of the portal, more than 19,000 complaints have been received through this Portal, till 15.07.2019 for action by the States/ UTs concerned.
(iii)A handbook on Cyber Safety for Adolescents/ Students has been released (Copy available on www.cybercrime.gov.in and www.mha.gov.in) and sent to all States/ Union Territories for wide circulation.
(iv)Cyber Crime awareness campaign has been launched through twitter handle (@CyberDost) and radio across the country.
(v)Rs. 15 crore released to Directorate of Forensic Science Services (DFSS) to set up National Cyber Forensic Laboratory at Hyderabad for evidence purposes.
(vi)Memo randum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), India and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), USA regarding receiving Tip line reports on online child pornography and child sexual exploitation contents from NCMEC.
(vii)3- day and 5-day training programmes prepared for law enforcement agencies, public prosecutors and judicial officers. More than 6000 police personnel, prosecutors and judicial officers have been provided training on cybercrime, investigation, forensics, etc.