New Delhi, November 12: With an aim to deal with emerging security challenges including radicalization and cybercrime, the central government has formed two new divisions named as the counter-terrorism and counter-radicalization (CTCR) division and cyber and information security (CIS).
Notably, the Ministry of Home Affairs has formed two new divisions that will deal with emerging security challenges such as radicalization and cybercrime. The two new divisions are named as the counter-terrorism and counter-radicalization (CTCR) division and cyber and information security (CIS). The division has been created as a part of an administrative rejig of the ministry that also includes a merger of some of its existing divisions.
The CTCR wing is a modified version of the Home Ministry's internal security-II division, will mainly focus on tracking and assessing the online reach of global terrorist outfits and devising strategies to counter their propaganda. The CTCR wing will also prepare action plans for combating terrorism and radicalization with definite deliverables and timelines.
However, the CIS division will monitor online crimes and threats, including cyber fraud and hacking, and suggest ways to minimise and fight them. The CIS division will also track and counter online fraud, hacking, identity theft, darknet, trafficking and cyber attacks on critical information infrastructure
The official spokesperson of Home Ministry said the need for a counter-radicalization division and policy was felt as Home Minister Rajnath Singh was keen that the problem should be solved from the base.The Ministry's judicial division and center-state divisions are also being rolled into one, as are international cooperation and public grievances divisions. The Home Ministry will continue to have 18 divisions, each headed by a joint-secretary level officer.