National Crime Records Bureau Current Affairs - 2019

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IPS V.S. Kaumudi appointed as Director General of BPR&D

The Centre government has appointed senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer V.S. Kaumudi as Director General of Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) by lowering the post to the rank of Additional Director General.

Key Highlights

  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet comprising of Prime Minister of India (who is the Chairman) and Minister of Home Affairs, approved the proposal made by Union Ministry of Home Affairs for appointing V.S. Kaumudi as Director General (ADG level) BPR&D by temporarily downgrading the DG post to level of Additional Director General (Level-15 of Pay Matrix)
  • He will be succeeding IPS officer Sudeep Lakhtakia, a 1984 batch IPS officer.
  • Term: His appointment as DG of BPR&D will be for a period of two years or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

About IPS V.S. Kaumudi

  • He is a 1986 batch IPS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre.
  • At present she is serving as Additional Director General (ADG) in Central Reserve.

About Bureau of Police Research and Development

  • BPRD was established in 1970 under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
  • It is a federal law enforcement agency with headquarters in New Delhi.
  • It is a national police organisation to study, research and develop (R&D) on subjects and issues related to policing for the purpose of modernisation of police forces.
  • In 2017, Union government merged Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) with National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) for improving administrative efficiency and optimally utilising resources related to policing. This new merged entity is headed by Director General (DG) of BPRD, and NCRB Director, an Additional DG rank post will report to the former.

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Government launches Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children portal

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

Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children (CCPWC) portal

The portal will enable citizens to report complainants in without disclosing their identity. This will help victims, complainants and also help civil society organizations and responsible citizens to anonymously report complaints pertaining to objectionable online content involving women and children.

It also allows complainants to upload objectionable content and URL to assist in investigation by state Police. The complaints registered through this portal will be handled by police authorities of respective State/UTs. It also has other features such as report and 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 and take up with intermediaries for its removal. For this NCRB has already been notified as Central Government nodal agency to issue notices under Section 79(3)b of Information Technology (IT) Act.

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