New Delhi: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 today.