From Intelligence Bureau to NIA, 10 central agencies can now stop, monitor and decrypt any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer.
On December 20, an order was issued by the Home Ministry for effect.
In any computer, 10 agencies with the freedom to see Intelligence Bureau, Narcotics Control Bureau, Enforcement Directorate, Central Tax Board, Revenue Intelligence Directorate, Central Bureau of Investigation, National Investigation Agency, Cabinet Secretariat (R & AW), Directorate of Signal Intelligence ( Jammu and Kashmir, North-East and Assam) and Commissioner of Police, Delhi.
According to the order, any person in charge of customer or service provider or computer resource will be obliged to extend all the facilities and technical support to the agencies and failing to do so, seven years of imprisonment and fines will be invited.
The MHA gave the authorization under the 69 (1) of the Information Technology Act, 2000, which states that the Central Government can satisfy any agency after satisfying that “it is necessary to do so in the interest of sovereignty or integrity It is appropriate that India, the protection of the state, security of the state, friendly relations with foreign states or public order, or any cognizable offense for investigation of any crime To stimulate the release. ”
The government has said that this was done because “there was an inconsistency in the law essentially.”
Home Ministry extends powers to 10 central agencies
Now you can monitor data on any computer, not just emails, calls.
Intelligence Bureau, Anti-Narcotics and Tax Agencies.
After the order of a new Home Ministry signed by Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Thursday, the investigating agencies will have more comprehensive powers to block information and monitor computer equipment.
Ten central agencies are equipped with the powers of “blocking, monitoring and decryption” of any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer.
The agencies listed in the Ministry of Intelligence Bureau (Ministry of Intelligence), Narcotics Control Bureau, Enforcement Directorate, Central Tax Board, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, CBI, National Investigation Agency, Cabinet Secretariat (R & AW), Director of Signal Intelligence Directorate (Jammu and Kashmir) , North-east and Assam) and Delhi Police Commissioner
The Home Ministry gave more power to investigate agencies to prevent phone calls in an order.
This does not mean just calls or email, but any data found on the computer can be blocked. Agencies will also have powers
“The intelligence bureau has no power to seize – they work in collaboration with state police forces.” It seems that the new notification has changed, “the official said.
According to the notification, any person in charge of the customer or service provider or computer processing agencies has been extended to facilitate all facilities and technical assistance. If not, they can face jail and fines for seven years.
Ministry of Information Technology Act of 2000 (1) of the Information Technology Act, 2000, states that the Central Government can not directly direct any agency after being satisfied directly that it is necessary or appropriate for the interest of India Sovereignty or integrity, protection of the country, security of the state, friendly relations with foreign states or public order or related to above or any crime Minister also “to prevent the commission of cognizable offense.
The current notification is the first, the government authorized authorized agencies to tap phone calls after the permission from the Home Secretary. The order was last updated in 2011 and enables the agencies to enter social media accounts and telephone intercepts.
An official of the Home Ministry said, “This order adds a new domain and enhances the powers of law enforcement agencies and is currently required.”
Government orders have made quick responses
Leftist leader Sitaram Yechury tweeted: “Why is every Indian considered like a criminal? This order by the government wants to lean over every citizen, it is unconstitutional and violates the violation of telephony, guidelines and privacy.