Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Thursday said planning is on for a cyber security project worth Rs 837 crore to prevent and solve digital-era crimes and make the state safe from such offences, reported news agency PTI.
He said the advanced technology project will make Maharashtra a cyber crime safe state.
Crime has changed in today`s digital era. To make the state safe from cyber crimes, planning is on for a cyber security project complete with advanced technology, skilled manpower and resources,” said the CM in his inaugural address on the occasion of 34th Maharashtra State Police Sports Competition – 2024 at the Maharashtra Police Academy (MPA) in Nashik, reported PTI.
He said all cyber police stations in the state will be connected with one unified centre and complaints of digital frauds can be lodged through mobile phones and apps.
“Planning is on for a cyber security project worth Rs 837 crore in the state. It will include a command and control centre, technology assisted investigation, Centre of excellence, cloud-based data centre and security operations center to ensure cyber security. All cyber police stations in the state will be connected with this facility. Complaints related to cyber crimes can be lodged through phones, mobiles apps at a 24/7 call centre there, even on its portal and immediate cognizance of these complaints will be taken,” Shinde said, reported PTI.
Besides using modern technology to solve crimes, the government will also increase manpower by launching a recruitment drive to fill 17,000 posts in the police force, he said.
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