In an order to curb the increasing incidents of cyber crime and ensure effective investigation, the Haryana Government has accorded sanction to the creation of 98 posts of police staff and IT professionals for the Cyber Crime Police Station and Cyber Forensic Lab functioning under the State Crime Branch at Panchkula.
Anil Vij on new posts to curb cyber crime
While disclosing, Home Minister, Haryana Anil Vij said that out of the total, 42 posts were sanctioned for Police staff and the remaining 56 posts have been approved for IT professionals.
Newly created posts
The Home Minister said that the newly created post of Police staff would include 7 of Inspectors, 3 of Sub-Inspectors, 1 of Assistant Sub-Inspector, 6 of Head Constable and 25 of Constable (Male/Female). Among IT professionals, 16 posts each have been approved for Senior System Analyst, Programme/Data Analyst and Net Working Engineer and 8 posts for Web-Designer. The IT professionals will be hired on a contract basis from among the cyber experts, he added.
“Cyber crimes posing new challenges to the police”
Vij said that since cyber crimes are posing new challenges to the police department. The creation of these posts for Cyber police stations will help the police to tackle cyber crime effectively, he added. In addition, modern equipment and software to deal with the new age cyber crime will also be provided in this police station. It will act as a centralized coordination center for all kinds of online and technology-related crimes.
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He said that Government is committed to ensure safety and security of all citizens in the state. The Cyber Crime Police Station will handle and investigate all sorts of cyber crime incidents across the State. Besides, one Cyber Crime Police Station is already functioning in Gurugram.