Madhya Pradesh will create first cyber tehsil of India

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Madhya Pradesh will create first cyber tehsil of India

  • The Madhya Pradesh Cabinet has accepted the proposal to establish cyber tehsils in the state.
  • Cyber Tehsil will make the mutation process simple, and anyone from all throughout the state will be able to use it.
  • The Cabinet has decided to launch 'Urja Saksharta Abhiyan' from November 25 to make citizens energy literate.

  • Schools, colleges and the general public will be connected with this campaign.

  • Madhya Pradesh will become the first state to run India's energy literacy campaign on a big scale.

  • The Cabinet has decided to send the Central government a proposal to name Patalpani railway station after Tantya Mama.

  • Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had earlier announced that Patalpani railway station in Indore will be renamed as Tantya Mama railway station.

  • Tribal pride, Mama Tantya Bhil's sacrifice day is on December 4.

National Cyber Security Policy

  • National Cyber Security Policy is a policy framework by Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) It aims at protecting the public and private infrastructure from cyber attacks.
  • The policy also intends to safeguard “information, such as personal information (of web users), financial and banking information and sovereign data”.
  • Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (India) defines Cyberspace as a complex environment consisting of interactions between people, software services supported by worldwide distribution of information and communication technology.

Need for a cybersecurity policy

  • Before 2013, India did not have a cybersecurity policy. The need for it was felt during the NSA spying issue that surfaced in 2013.
  • Information empowers people and there is a need to create a distinction between information that can run freely between systems and those that need to be secured. This could be personal information, banking and financial details, security information which when passed onto the wrong hands can put the country’s safety in jeopardy.
  • This Policy has been drafted in consultation with all the stakeholders.
  • In order to digitise the economy and promote more digital transactions, the government must be able to generate trust in people in the Information and Communications Technology systems that govern financial transactions.
  • A strong integrated and coherent policy on cybersecurity is also needed to curb the menace of cyber terrorism.