Jharkhand will set up 24 cyber Police stations : Secretary IT Dept

Ranchi, Jul 24: The IT department of the Jharkhand Government would be launching a digital literacy campaign from August 1 to 20th during which 15 lakh people would be made digitally literate.

Addressing a press conference at the Suchana Bhawan here Monday Secretary of the Information Technology and e-governance department Satyendra Singh said the department was working to prepare a digital Jharkhand. He said that under the campaign from August 1 to August 20 the people would be taught regarding e-mail, online form, website, mobile etc.

The Secretary said that cyber crime was a challenge for the state government and to counter it the department has inked MoU with C-DAC and IT Department to set up 24 cyber police stations and forensic labs for which a sum of Rs 84 crore would be spent in next five years.

He said that work was on for construction of four software technology parks in the state in Jamshedpur, Sindri, Deoghar and Bokaro. He said that in all the district e-bank manager, e-merchant manager and network manager would be appointed alongwith e-block managers in the blocks. Mr Singh said that in the LWE areas efforts were on improve the wifi and 4G connectivity.

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