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Yogi Government Takes Major Steps to Combat Cyber Crime in Uttar Pradesh

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In response to the escalating cases of cybercrime, the Yogi government in Uttar Pradesh has made a significant decision to establish cybercrime police stations in all 75 districts of the state. With an estimated expenditure of over 1.25 billion rupees, this move aims to enhance the state’s ability to combat cyber threats effectively. The decision comes after a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, where 19 out of 20 proposed initiatives were approved.

Expansion of Cyber Crime Police Stations: Strengthening State Security

Recognizing the surge in cybercrime cases, the Yogi government has greenlit the establishment of cybercrime police stations in all 57 districts where they were not previously present. Currently, cybercrime police stations operate in all 18 divisional headquarters, overseen by an Inspector General (IG) level officer. With this expansion, the responsibility will shift to the Superintendent of Police, ensuring a more localized and focused approach to cybercrime prevention.

Financial Allocation for Enhanced Security: Over 1.25 Billion Rupees

The cabinet meeting approved an estimated expenditure of more than 1.25 billion rupees for the establishment of cybercrime police stations across the state. Finance and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Khanna highlighted the urgency of addressing the increasing cyber threats and emphasized that the government would swiftly work on implementing these measures.

Uttar Pradesh’s Strong Conviction Record in Cyber Crime

Highlighting the current scenario of cybercrime in the state, Minister Suresh Khanna shared that Uttar Pradesh leads in terms of conviction rates in cybercrime cases. With an impressive 87.8 percent conviction rate, significantly higher than the national average of 46.5 percent, Uttar Pradesh has demonstrated a robust legal response to cyber threats. The state recorded 838 convictions, outpacing other states by a considerable margin.

Expanding Cyber Crime Stations: Districts Covered

The proposed cyber crime police stations will be established in the following districts: Unnao, Rae Bareli, Sitapur, Hardoi, Lakhimpur Kheri, and more. This expansion is a strategic move to ensure comprehensive coverage and quick response capabilities in the face of evolving cyber threats.

Advanced Pediatric Center Approval for PGI

In addition to addressing cybercrime, the cabinet meeting also approved the establishment of an Advanced Pediatric Center at the Postgraduate Institute (PGI). This center, costing Rs 199 crore 10 lakh 52 thousand, will have a total of 575 beds, with 308 beds planned for the first phase. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the completion of construction within 18 months, emphasizing the importance of providing safe and advanced pediatric care.

Increased Advocate Welfare Fund

Recognizing the crucial role of advocates, the government approved a proposal to increase the Advocate Welfare Fund by Rs 100 crore. This fund provides financial support to the families of deceased advocates, and the recent decision seeks to enhance this assistance from the existing Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh. The government aims to raise the total fund value from the current Rs 200 crore to Rs 500 crore, offering increased support to the legal community.

The Yogi government’s proactive approach to cybersecurity and public welfare reflects a commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of the citizens of Uttar Pradesh

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