Check social media misuse: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, Publish Date: Jun 19 2018 1:10AM | Updated Date: Jun 19 2018 1:10AM
Check social media misuse: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday sought strengthening the capabilities of law enforcement agencies to check misuse of social media for illegal activities, an official statement said.

Chairing a review meeting in the ministry, he cautioned against the challenges being posed by crimes in cyberspace and called for effective measures to improve cyber security.

Rajnath Singh called for greater vigilance against evolving cyber threats and called for regular cyber auditing of IT infrastructure of all organisations under the Home Ministry.

Expressing concern over rising misuse of internet for child pornography and other obscene material, he directed the ministry officials to expedite the launch of an online cybercrime reporting portal.

According to the statement, the portal will enable affected people in states and union territories to lodge complaints which will be investigated by the respective law enforcement agencies and action taken for removal of such content.

The Home Minister appreciated the efforts made in expediting security clearance for proposals in sensitive sectors and noted with satisfaction that the average duration for the clearance of a proposal has come down to 53 days compared to 120 days four years ago.

He also directed further reducing the clearance time by making use of online systems in coordination with administrative Ministries for processing the proposals to "further improve efficiency and monitoring". IANS

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