The Ministry of Communications and IT unveils National Cyber Security Policy 2013
Minister of Communications and IT, Kapil Sibal; Minister of state for Communications and IT, Milind Deora; Secretary Electronics and Information Technology, J. Satyanarayana; and Director General CERT- In, Dr. Gulshan Rai unveiled India’s first National Cyber Security Policy, aimed at protecting the public and private infrastructure from cyber attacks, on 2nd July 2013 at India Habitat Centre.
The policy outlines several broad measures designed to swiftly safeguard India’s digital landscape. These include training 500,000 cyber security professionals within five years to monitor traffic on communications networks and the Internet. It also creates a Cyber Crisis Management Plan to respond to major breaches of cyber security.
Click here to download the National Cyber Security Policy 2013
Meeting of Prime Minister’s Committee on the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP)
Mr. Deora was present at the second meeting of the Prime Minister’s Committee on the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP), held on 1st July 2013, to review the progress of implementation of the NeGP.
During the meeting, several important issues were discussed including: Mobile Seva, a unique countrywide initiative on mobile governance to provide public services to the citizens through mobile phones; and a new initiative named ‘MeghRaj’, which creates a Government of India cloud (GI Cloud) computing environment at the national level.
In addition to the above, the Committee also discussed various new technologies, concepts and platforms to improve e-governance and better deliver services to the people.
Click here to read the official press release.
Meeting with Mr. Parvez Dewan, Tourism Secretary (GoI)
Mr. Milind Deora met with Government of India’s Tourism Secretary Mr. Dewan, on 2nd July 2013 regarding the Kanhoji Angre Lighthouse project. The Ministry of Tourism has agreed to provide Central Financial Assistance for the development of heritage lighthouses as tourist destinations. It plans to support the construction of a boat jetty and passenger terminal at Kanhoji Angre Lighthouse.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust’s 24th Anniversary Celebrations
Mr. Deora addressed the gathering at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust’s 24th anniversary celebrations in Mumbai on 5th July, 2013. In his speech, he commended the port for having evolved into India’s primary gateway for international trade and for successfully becoming a trend-setter in public private partnerships.
Meeting with Mumbai’s enterprising Dabbawallas
Recognizing and celebrating the diversity of South Mumbai, a constituency that houses major global corporations along with local businesses, Mr Deora met ‘Management Guru’ Mr. Ghule, the leader of Mumbai’s 5000+ enterprising Dabbawallas on 4th July, 2013.
SEWA Programme at Haj House