Union Home Minister Launches Two Portals to Strengthen Women Safety (Important) (Download PDF)


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Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has launched Cyber Crime Prevention against Women & Children (CCPWC) portal (www.cybercrime.gov.in) to check objectionable online content. Portal will allow citizens to lodge complaints on objectionable online content related to child pornography, child sexual abuse material, & sexually explicit material such as rape & gang rape.

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Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has launched India’s National Database of Sexual Offenders (NDSO). W/this, India became 9th nation to maintain such thorough database.

NDSO will be available to law enforcement agencies for effectively tracking & investigating cases of sexual offences.

Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children (CCPWC) portal

  • Portal will enable citizens to report complainants in w/o disclosing their identity.

  • This will help victims, complainants & help civil society organizations & responsible citizens to anonymously report complaints pertaining to objectionable online content involving women & children.

  • It allows complainants to upload objectionable content & URL to assist in investigation by state Police.

  • Complaints registered thru this portal will be handled by police authorities of respective State/UTs.

  • It has features like report & track option allowing victim or complainant to track his/her report using his/her mobile number.

  • National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) will proactively identify such objectionable content on receiving complainants & take up w/intermediaries for its removal.

  • For this NCRB is notified as Central Govt. nodal agency to issue notices under Section 79 (3) b of Information Technology (IT) Act.

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National Database on Sexual Offenders (NDSO)

  • NDSO is initiative under National Mission for Safety of Women aimed at curbing crimes against women & children.

  • It will mainly include database sexual offenders in country convicted under charges of rape, gang rape, POCSO & eve teasing 2005 onwards.

  • It will have database of containing key details of convicted sexual offenders viz. , their names, residential address, photographs, fingerprints, DNA samples, Aadhaar numbers & PANs.

  • It will be maintained by NCRB for regular monitoring & tracking by State Police.

  • Database will not compromise any individual’s privacy.

  • At present database contains 4.4 lakh entries.

  • State Police will regularly update database from 2005 onwards.

  • NDSO will maintain database of cases classified as posing low danger for 15 years.

  • Database of cases, which are classified as moderate danger, will be stored for 25 years.

  • Data for cases involving repeat & habitual offenders, criminals, convicted gang rapists & custodial rapes will be stored permanently.

- Published/Last Modified on: November 1, 2018

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