An Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre and a Cyber Police Force will be constituted under the newly-created Cyber & Information Security (CIS) Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

This was announced at a meeting chaired by home minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday to discuss this year’s action plan of the CIS Division, created under the MHA on 10 November 2017.

The CIS Division will have four wings ~ security clearance, cyber crime prevention, cyber security and information security ~ each headed by an under secretary-level officer.

It is also proposed to appoint the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Deputy CISO. An online portal for preparing, follow up and issuance of advisories on financial fraud-related matters is also in the offing.

The home minister expressed concern over the rising incidents of sharing pornography over the internet.

He called for an effective mechanism to strictly monitor cyber space and block website flouting India’s laws, especially child porn.

Reviewing the Police-1 Division, the minister was informed that a website has been created “ips.gov.in” containing relevant information for IPS officers.

The process of annual performance appraisal report (APAR), filing of immovable property returns (IPRs) and updation of executive record (ER)-sheets has been made online.