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Government Scheme Part 12

Date: 09 March 2019

Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children (CCPWC) portal; National Database on Sexual Offenders (NDSO)

(Ministry of Home Affairs)

1.Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children (CCPWC) portal:-

  • The portal will receive complaints from citizens on objectionable online content related to child pornography, child sexual abuse material, sexually explicit material such as rape and gang rape.
  • The portal is convenient and user friendly that will enable complainants in reporting cases without disclosing their identity. This will not only aid the victims/complainants but also help the civil society organizations and responsible citizens to anonymously report complaints pertaining to child pornography, child sexual abuse material or sexually explicit material such as rape and gang rape.
  • Complainants can also upload the objectionable content and URL to assist in the investigation by the State Police. The complaints registered through this portal will be handled by police authorities of respective State/UTs. There are other features such as a victim or complainant can track his/her report by opting for “report and track” option using his/her mobile number.
  • The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) will proactively identify such objectionable content and take up with intermediaries for its removal. For this NCRB has already been notified as the Government of India agency to issue notices under Section 79(3)b of IT Act.

2. The National Database on Sexual Offenders (NDSO):-

  • The National Database on Sexual Offenders (NDSO), which is accessible only to law enforcement agencies, will assist in effectively tracking and investigating cases of sexual offences.
  • It is a central database of “sexual offenders” in the country which will be maintained by the NCRB for regular monitoring and tracking by the State Police. The database is accessible only to the law enforcement agencies for investigation and monitoring purpose.
  • The database will include offenders convicted under charges of rape, gang rape, POCSO and eve teasing. At present the database contains 4.4 lakh entries.
  • The State Police have been requested to regularly update the database from 2005 onwards. The database includes name, address, photograph and fingerprint details for each entry. However, the database will not compromise any individual’s privacy. Digi-Yatra (Ministry of Civil Aviation)

  • DigiYatra is an industry-led initiative coordinated by the Ministry of Civil Aviation in line with Digital India programme.
  • It aims to transform the flying experience for passengers and position Indian Aviation amongst the most innovative aviation networks in the world.
  • The facility will use digital technology to enhance air passenger experience all the way from ticket booking to airport entry check, security check and aircraft boarding.
  • For this, a passenger needs to enroll into DigiYatra program through AirSewa app and a DigiYatra verified passenger will get hassle free entry at the airport through E-Gates.
  • At the entry gate, a single token for the passenger will be created. This will also facilitate walk-through security scanners swiftly owing to advanced biometric security solutions.
  • This facility will be optional for passengers. If somebody does not want to disclose the identity, there will be a separate provision for them.
  • The ID verification will be done by the BCASapproved Government ID.