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India this Month

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DQI Bureau
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Robocops in India?

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The Government of India has proposed to provide computer facility with

Internet to all the police stations in the country, including Delhi, by March

2010.

Informing this in written communication to the Lok Sabha, Minister of State

in the Ministry of Home Affairs Sriprakash Jaiswal said that the planning

commission has provided an outlay of Rs 2,000 crore for the computerization in

11th five year plan.

Meanwhile, the Lok Sabha was also informed that CCTV cameras have been

installed in Tihar jail to monitor prisoners and help the prison authorities to

keep a better check on untoward incidents and enhance vigilance.

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Under the scheme of modernization of prisons, the state governments have been

allowed to utilize 10% of the funds allocated for their annual action plan

2006-07 on purchasing equipments for modernization of jails and building and

improving infrastructure for undertaking correctional programmes.

The Indian government in their proposed second phase of the prisons

modernization scheme has identified installation of CCTV as one of the reform

agenda.

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Lok Sabha in Rashtrabhasha

Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Wednesday launched the Hindi website

of the lower house.

Addressing the launching ceremony at Parliament Library Building, the speaker

said the launch of the Hindi website would be beneficial for MPs and the Lok

Sabha secretariat, reports IANS.

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The Hindi website will help bring parliament nearer to the people,

Chatterjee said.

Appreciating the efforts of the officials of the secretariat and National

Informatics Centre for launching the website, Chatterjee said, One will be able

to access the information on parliamentary activities online in Hindi.

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Lok Sabha Secretary PDT Acharya said, Now, members will be able to access

the information on parliamentary activities online in Hindi as well, thereby

helping them discharge their parliamentary tasks more quickly and effectively.

The members and the public will be able to access the Hindi website of Lok

Sabha by logging on to the website loksabha.nic.in and then clicking on the

Hindi site, a Lok Sabha public relations statement said.

They too Can Complain

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Will help file complaints related to physical violation, abuse or refusal

of rights

MUMBAI: India has more than 21 mn physically challenged people. While the

central and state governments have passed many laws, legislations and orders to

provide rights and reservations to them, they still face discrimination and

injustice in their normal life.

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Now the physically challenged can heave a sigh of relief, as the Ministry of

Social Justice and Empowerment has recently introduced e-complaint facility so

that they can file their grievances independently.

Meira Kumar, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment officially launched

this online scheme in Delhi on Tuesday. The e-complaint facility is available at

the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (CCD)s website-www.ccdisabilities.nic.in.

Here, any disabled person can file or register complaints linked to physical

violation, abuse, and refusal of mandatory reservation or benefits.

Following the registration, a reference number is given and in case the

complainant has given the cell phone number in the complaint, he/she will

receive SMS alerts on the complaints status or any development pertaining to

it.

Also, the complainant can send an SMS ccpd reference number to

09870977193 to get the updated status of the complaint.

The ministry also plans to launch phone service within a few months, where

the pre-recorded voice based system will ask some questions to the caller then

the complaint will be registered and reference number will be given

automatically.

Erotic Misdemeanors

Crime in 2007 report published by the NCRB says cyber crime rate

increased by 50% in a year

NEW DELHI: India, which has made giant strides in information technology and

Internet usage is also surging ahead in cyber crime, according to the recent

reports of the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB).

As per the data available in Crime in 2007 report published by the NCRB,

the number of cyber crimes registered under the IT Act in 2007 was 217, as

against 142 in 2006, an increase of 52.8 %.

As expected, cases of cyber pornography leads the list with 99 cases, which

is nearly 46 % of the total cases registered. In 2006 it was 69. Hacking with

computer system comes second with 76 cases, which includes loss/damage to

computer resource/utility (30) as well as hacking (46).

Apart from the cases registered under IT Act, 339 cases were recorded under

IPC in 2007 compared to 311 cases in 2006.

A total of 429 persons were arrested in the country for cyber crimes under

IPC during 2007.

According to Crime 2007, 63 % of the offenders were in the age group 1830

years (97 out of 154) and 29.9 % of the offenders were in the age group 3045

years (46 out of 154). Tamil Nadu reported two offenders whose age was below 18

years.

If you thought that the cases of cyber crime are limited to metros only, you

are wrong. When it comes to crime it is democratically distributed all over

India, the data in the report shows.



Analysts say cyber crimes have increased rapidly due to extensive use of the
Internet and IT enabled services.

Do you think the IT Act has to made more stringent to prevent the threat of

cyber crime?

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