Cyber and Information Security (C&IS) Division

Division deals with matters relating to security clearances, Cyber Security, Cyber Crime, National Information Security Policy & Guidelines (NISPG) and implementation of NISPG, etc.

Organization Structure of CIS Division

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Allocation of work allocation - CIS Division

Security Clearance Wing

  • Security clearance policy.
  • Security clearance of FDI cases related investment in Broadcasting, Telecom, Satellite establishment and operation, Defence, Private Security Agencies, Civil Aviation, Mining of Titanium bearing minerals & ores and their mineral separation and investments from countries of concern.
  • Security clearance of Chairman, Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), if held by foreign nationals, in telecom companies.
  • Security clearance of Liaison Office / Project Office / Branch Office of foreign entities, branches of foreign banks in India, currency chest, currency proposals, etc.
  • Security clearance of proposals relating to construction of Ports.
  • Security clearance of non-scheduled operator permit, scheduled operator permit, greenfield airport, airstrips, flight clearing agents, acquisition / import of aircraft for private use, Flying Training Organisation, Microlight Aircraft, Hot Air Balloon, Powered Hang Glider, UAVs.
  • Security clearance of proposals of Community Radio Service, Uplinking from & Downlinking of TV channels in India, Uplinking only of TV channels, Downlinking only of TV channels, FM Radio, Teleport, DTH, HITS.
  • Security clearance of proposals of Industrial licenses in Defence, Arms & Ammunition and Explosives sectors.
  • Security clearance of proposals of Power and Petroleum & Natural Gas projects in geographically sensitive areas.
  • Sensitive proposals from other ministries.
  • All coordination work including Budget matters of CIS Division.

Cyber Crime Wing

  • Schemes on cyber-crime portal prevention and control.
  • Capacity building - Setting up of cyber investigation labs.
  • Schemes on prevention of Cyber Crime against Women & Children.
  • Best practices compilation and dissemination on cyber-crime, R&D on prevention and control of cyber-crime.

Cyber Security Wing

  • Cyber security policy, strengthening of cyber security breach of Govt. organisations.
  • International conventions on Cyber security and cyber-crime.
  • NISPG policy and its implementation / compliance in other government organizations.

Information Security Wing

  • Implementation of information security policy as per NISPG in MHA and its attached / subordinate offices.
  • Regular information security audits (internal and external).
  • Coordination with NIC for monitoring of traffic and logs.
  • Assessing security risks, planning and implementing steps to counter threats.
  • Cyber awareness programs and skill building of officials of MHA and its attached / subordinate offices.

Monitoring Unit:

  • Policy on lawful interception, audit of monitoring facilities.
  • Policy related issues of DoT / MeitY.
  • Coordination for Centralised Monitoring System.
  • Secured communication systems like RAX, SDCN etc.