Addressing a conference on cyber safety and national security, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said cyber security is integral to national security and the Narendra Modi government is committed to making it robust.
The home minister said the Ministry of Home Affairs launched a cybercrime reporting portal about three years ago and so far, 11 lakh different kinds of cybercrimes have been reported there. He also said the government wants to progress in digitisation but at the same time, ensure a secured cyber place in India.
“This is going to increase in the coming days, because currently, 80 crore Indians are active online. This is a big number and as the prices of data go down, there will be more users,” he said.
The home minister said because of technology, 130 crore people in the country are getting benefits through the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme. He said, “For a country like India, this is a big revolution. Before 2014, we just could not think about it as there were 60 crore families in the country who did not have any bank account. Forget about transferring benefits digitally, they did not even have a bank account.”