Monthly Archives: September 2022

“Inauguration of 2nd Batch of Online PG Diploma Program and Digital Distribution of PG Diploma Certificates to 1st Batch Online PG Diploma Participants”

source: Ministry of Electronics & IT /Posted On: 05 SEP 2022 7:17PM by PIB Delhi

Cytrain Setu Virtual Event – 2022

“Inauguration of 2nd Batch of Online PG Diploma Program and Digital Distribution of PG Diploma Certificates to 1st Batch Online PG Diploma Participants”

Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY), through NeGD, has taken the initiative to offer an ‘Online PG Diploma in Cyber Law, Crime Investigation & Digital Forensics’. This 9 month program is being conducted in collaboration with a consortium of National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal. The 1st batch of the programme was launched on 23rd November 2020 with a total of 500+ participants from multiple State and Central Government organizations. After attending 84 online sessions with 160 hours of content and 78 reading materials, 258 participants qualified to receive the PG Diploma from NLIU Bhopal which included Judges, Police officers, GST/Revenue Officers, Law Enforcement Agencies and others.

The Inauguration of 2nd Batch of Online PG Diploma Program and Digital Distribution of PG Diploma Certificates to 1st Batch participants took place at MeitY on 5th September, 2022. Shri Abhishek Singh, P &CEO, NeGD-MeitY welcomed all the distinguished guests to the event and highlighted the objectives of the Program which includes:

  • To equip Police Officers, State Cyber Cells, Law Enforcement Agencies, Prosecutors, and Judicial Officers with the latest digital forensics skills to handle Cybercrime investigations in compliance with Indian Laws
  • Programme will include 100+ hours of immersive and self-paced e-learning content
  • Enrolled trainees to undergo training at a State-of-the-Art Cyber Forensics Lab established at NLU Delhi for continuous training in a hybrid mode
  • This online programme facilitates continuous, systematic learning in a blended format.
  • There would be Learner-Learner and Learner-Expert Interaction

Shri Abhishek Singh also provided the details regarding batch 2 participants. For batch 2 of the programme, NeGD has received more than 1600 nominations from various Central and State government departments including IAS/IPS/Judiciary/Defence personnel/ SPS/Ministry of finance/CBI/LEAs etc.

Received Nominations
Police and Administrative officials (IAS, IPS, State Police Cadre, and Inspector & below)932
Judges (Higher Judicial Services, Civil Judges – Senior and Junior Division)171
LEAs/Indian Army/Navy/Airforce/BSF/ NSG/ MEA/CG /CBI/ IB/SSB/EPFO/MeitY505 
Total Received Nominations1608

Shri Abhishek Singh invited Prof. (Dr.) V. Vijaykumar, Vice Chancellor, National Law Institute University, Bhopal to enlighten the audience more about the program. Prof. V. Vijay Kumar congratulated the whole team for successful completion of Batch 1 and welcomed Batch 2 of the program. He emphasized that there was a need to establish a Research Centre to promote multidisciplinary research and also a need to expand the program for the benefit of people residing in remote areas.

The other distinguished guests of the program- Hon’ble Mr. Justice Amreshwar Pratap Sahi, Director (Former Chief Justice of Hon’ble High Court of Madras), National Judicial Academy, Bhopal; Prof. (Dr.) Srikrishna Deva Rao, Vice Chancellor, National Law University, Delhi; Shri Jaspal Singh, IPS, Director General of Police, Goa also apprised the participants about the growing cybercrime in the society and why such types of program are required to develop the requisite technical skills for government officers to deal with cybercrimes. Shri Jaspal Singh, DGP Goa, is also a participant of Batch 2 of the program. He said that the institutionalized capacity building program to the level of Sub Inspector level shall be designed in regional languages to strengthen the skill sets of the Police Force.

Shri Abhishek Singh also welcomed and invited the Union Minister for Electronics and IT, Railways and Communications, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, to inaugurate the Batch 2 of “Online PG Diploma Program on Cyber Law, Crime Investigation & Digital Forensics”, and digitally distribute the PG Diploma certificates to the 258 qualified participants of Batch 1of the program. Addressing the august audience, Hon’ble Minister said that the program was a part of Hon’ble Prime Minister’s “Mission Karmayogi” which seeks to build competency based capacity building of government officers. The Minister also suggested that 10 more similar institutes must be set up across the country to train and equip officers with requisite skills to deal with cybercrime cases.

The event concluded with vote of thanks from Shri Deepak Goel, GC Cyber Law, MeitY. Shri Goel conveyed gratitude to the chief guest and all the dignitaries for sparing their valuable time and offering their insight and guidance. All dignitaries appreciated the efforts of the NeGD LMS team for the successful delivery of the program.

“LEADS (Logistics Ease Across Different States )” survey in all States/ UTs to assess and suggest various improvements in logistics sector of the country.

source: Ministry of Commerce & Industry /Posted On: 02 SEP 2022 6:18PM by PIB Delhi

Logistics Division, DPIIT, completes Survey for LEADS 2022

LEADS 2022 Survey receives more than 6000 responses across all States & UTs

The LEADS survey assesses viewpoints of various users and stakeholders across value chain (Shippers, Terminal Infrastructure Service Providers, Logistics Service Providers, Transporters and Government agencies) to understand the ‘enabler’ and ‘impediments’ to logistics ecosystem in the country. The annual survey, processes the data received from stakeholders (perception data) and States/ UTs (objective data) and ranks logistics ecosystem of each State/ UT using a statistical model.

In the annual LEADS Report for 2021, Gujarat, Haryana and Punjab held top three ranks among States respectively while Jammu Kashmir, Sikkim and Meghalaya were top three in North-eastern States and Himalayan UTs respectively.

The LEADS 2022 Survey was rolled out in April this year. More than 600 physical meetings were held facilitated by more than 20 National Associations and 75+ Regional Associations across the country. Their active participation has resulted in more than 6,000 responses being collected this year. The States/ UTs too actively participated and provided necessary data pertaining to the survey.

The LEADS 2022 survey further propels the transformative approach by of PM-Gati Shakti. It identifies issues and bottlenecks which need immediate action and can help synergize supply chain. The National Master Plan which is being developed in association with BISAG-N now has 900+ GIS layers and 612 essential layers integrated by the States/UTs. The States/UT of Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Goa have been leading in the process of integration of essential data layers. Institutional mechanism for PM GatiShakti, all 36 States/UTs have formed State Logistics Coordination Committee (SLCC), 34 States/ UTs have formed Network Planning Group (NPG) and 35 States/ UTs have formed Technical Support Unit (TSU). 14 States/ UTs have also formed logistics policy of which 3 States/UTs are in draft stage.

The LEADS 2022 survey, along with PM GatiShakti’s transformative approach, is to break the silos and improve the logistics efficiency of the country which will also reflect positively on international indices, such as Logistics Performance Index (LPI) conducted biennially by the World Bank.  

The LEADS 2022 exercise is scheduled to be completed by the end of September 2022, which shall be followed by release of LEADS 2022 Report in October 2022.

Another move towards making the Country Atmanirbhar in Bulk Drugs

source: Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers /Posted On: 01 SEP 2022 5:56PM by PIB Delhi

Centre Grants ‘in-Principle’ Approval of three Bulk Drug Parks to Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh

Another move towards making the Country Atmanirbhar in Bulk Drugs

Three States to submit their detailed project reports in next 90 days

The Department of Pharmaceuticals has conveyed ‘in-principle’ approval to the proposals of the three States Viz, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh under the Scheme for “Promotion of Bulk Drug Parks”, a key initiative to support the Bulk Drugs manufacturing in the country.  The Scheme, with a financial outlay of Rs. 3,000 crores notified in 2020, provides for financial assistance to three States for establishing Bulk Drug Parks and aims to bring down the cost of manufacturing of bulk drugs by creation of world class common infrastructure facilities supported by the Central Governmentand thereby increase the competitiveness of the domestic bulk drug industry.

The Indian Pharmaceutical industry is the 3rd largest in the world by volume. India exported pharmaceuticals worth Rs. 1,75,040 crore in the financial year 2021-22, including Bulk Drugs/ Drug Intermediates.  Also, India is one of the major producers of Active Pharma Ingredients (API) or bulk drugs in the world. India exported Bulk Drugs/ Drug Intermediates worth Rs. 33,320 crore in financial year 2021-22.

However, the country also imports various Bulk Drugs/ APIs for producing medicines from various countries. Most of the imports of the Bulk Drug/APIs being done in the country are because of economic considerations.

The Government strives to minimize country’s dependence on imports and to give fillip to indigenous manufacturing. In order to make the country self-reliant in APIs and drug intermediates, the Department of Pharmaceuticals is implementing various schemes and one of the key interventions is the Scheme for Bulk Drug Parks.

The Bulk Drug Parks to be developed under the scheme will provide common infrastructure facilities at one place thereby creating a robust ecosystem for the Bulk Drug manufacturing in the country and also reducing the manufacturing cost significantly.This scheme is expected to encourage domestic manufacturing of bulk drugs to reduce import dependence and to establish a dominant position in the global market by providing easy access to standard testing & infrastructure facilities. This scheme will also help industry meet the standards of environment at a reduced cost through innovative methods of common waste management system and also to exploit the benefits arising due to optimization of resources and economies of scale.

Under the scheme, proposals were received from 13 States. The Department was guided by an Advisory Committee under CEO, NITI Aayog in the appraisal of the proposals, based on the quantitative as well as qualitative methodology.

The financial assistance to the proposed Bulk Drug Park in Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh would be 70% of the project cost of common infrastructure facilities. In case of Himachal Pradesh, being Hilly States, financial assistance would be 90% of the project cost.Maximum assistance under the scheme for one Bulk Drug Park would be limited to Rs. 1000 crores.

As per the proposals submitted by these States, the Bulk Drugs will be established in 1402.44 acres of land at Tehsil Haroli, District Una, Himachal Pradesh, 2015.02 acres of land at Tehsil Jambusar, District Bharuch, Gujarat and 2000.45 acres of land at K.P. Puram &Kodhada of Thondagi Mandal of East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh. These three States were instructed to submit their Detailed Project Reports in next 90 days, to appraise the same and to process for issuance of final approval under the scheme.

The scheme reflects the spirit of co-operative federalism where the Central Government and State Governments will partner to develop the Bulk Drug parks for better performance of the sector.

Other interventions of the Department, in ensuring domestic manufacturing of the Bulk Drugs, include,

  • Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for domestic manufacturing of KSMs/ Drug Intermediates (DIs) and APIs. Under this scheme, a total of 51 projects have been approved, out of which, 14 projects have already commissioned and started manufacturing of the drugs.
  • PLI for Pharmaceuticals, provides for financial incentive to 55 selected applicants for manufacturing of identified products under three categories and eligible drugs under this scheme include APIs.

Aadhaar unites family with 21 year old specially-abled man, missing for 6 years

source: Ministry of Electronics & IT /Posted On: 01 SEP 2022 5:54PM by PIB Delhi

Aadhaar unites family with 21 year old specially-abled man, missing for 6 years

Missing from Bihar since 2016, young man identified through Aadhaar, found from Maharashtra (Nagpur) in 2022

Aadhaar has played a crucial role once again in uniting the lost member of a family. This time a 21-year old specially-abled young man was united with his family after missing for six years.

Considered missing since November 2016 from Khagaria district of Bihar, the disabled man (deaf and dumb) was traced via Aadhaar in Nagpur, Maharashtra in August 2022. There is growing evidence on how Aadhaar is enabling ease of living not just as a digital backbone for welfare service delivery, but also helping families get reunited with missing members.

A missing child aged 15 years was found at Nagpur Railway Station on 28 Nov 2016. Since the child was specially abled, with speech and hearing impairments (deaf and dumb), Railway authorities after due process handed him over to Government Senior Boys Orphanage in Nagpur. He was given a name called Prem Ramesh Ingale.

Vinod Daberao, Superintendent of the orphanage and the counselor visited Aadhaar Seva Kendra (ASK) in Nagpur in July 2022 for Aadhaar registration of ‘Prem Ramesh Ingale’. But the Aadhaar could not be generated against this enrolment as the biometrics were matching with another exiting Aadhaar number.

Following which ASK Nagpur approached UIDAI regional office Mumbai. On verification it emerged that the concerned young man has an existing Aadhaar, since 2016 with the name called Sochan Kumar having address of a locality in Khagaria district of Bihar.

After further scrutiny and verifications, and following the due procedure, authorities disclosed the identity of the young man to the superintendent of the orphanage. With cooperation from the local police in Khagaria (Bihar), the family was informed.

Subsequently the mother and four relatives of the young man arrived in Nagpur with requisite documents from concerned Police authorities, and their village ‘Sarpanch’ in the third week of August.

The case has once again proved prowess of Aadhaar platform. Mr. Sachin Kumar is now re-united with his family, mainly due to the Aadhaar.

Handing over procedure of the child, as per rule of the Child Welfare Committee, and direction of the Honourable Court, have been legally completed, jointly by the Superintendent and the counselor of the orphanage.

आधार ने 21 साल के दिव्यांग युवक को परिवार से वापस मिलाया, युवक 6 साल से लापता था

बिहार से 2016 से लापता युवक की पहचान, आधार के जरिये 2022 में महाराष्ट्र (नागपुर) में हुई

एक परिवार के खोए हुए सदस्य को परिवार से वापस मिलाने में आधार ने एक बार फिर अहम भूमिका निभाई है। इस बार, एक 21 वर्षीय दिव्यांग युवक, छह साल तक लापता रहने के बाद अपने परिवार से वापस मिला है।

बिहार के खगड़िया जिले से नवंबर 2016 से लापता दिव्यांग युवक (बोलने और सुनने की अक्षमता) के बारे में अगस्त 2022 में नागपुर, महाराष्ट्र में आधार के माध्यम से पता चला। इस बात के उदाहरण निरंतर प्राप्त हो रहे हैं कि न केवल कल्याण योजनाओं के लिए एक डिजिटल व्व्यवस्था की सुविधा देकर, बल्कि परिवारों के लापता सदस्यों को वापस परिवार से मिलाकर; आधार जीवन को किस प्रकार आसान बना रहा है।

15 वर्ष की आयु का एक लापता बच्चा 28 नवंबर, 2016 को नागपुर रेलवे स्टेशन पर पाया गया था। चूंकि बच्चा विशेष रूप से दिव्यांग था तथा उसे बोलने और सुनने की अक्षमता (बहरा और गूंगा) थी, इसलिए रेलवे अधिकारियों ने उचित प्रक्रिया के बाद उसे नागपुर में वरिष्ठ लड़कों के सरकारी अनाथालय को सौंप दिया। उन्हें प्रेम रमेश इंगले नाम दिया गया था।

अनाथालय के अधीक्षक और परामर्शदाता विनोद डाबेराव ने जुलाई 2022 में ‘प्रेम रमेश इंगले’ के आधार पंजीकरण के लिए नागपुर में आधार सेवा केंद्र (एएसके) का दौरा किया। लेकिन इस नामांकन के लिए आधार नहीं बनाया जा सका, क्योंकि बॉयोमीट्रिक्स एक और आधार नंबर से मेल खा रहे थे।

इसके बाद एएसके, नागपुर ने यूआईडीएआई के क्षेत्रीय कार्यालय, मुंबई से संपर्क किया। सत्यापन करने पर यह बात सामने आयी कि संबंधित युवक के पास 2016 से बिहार के खगड़िया जिले के एक इलाके का आधार है और इसमें युवक का नाम सोचन कुमार है।

आगे की जांच और सत्यापन के बाद, और उचित प्रक्रिया का पालन करते हुए, अधिकारियों ने अनाथालय के अधीक्षक को युवक की पहचान के बारे में जानकारी दी। खगड़िया (बिहार) में स्थानीय पुलिस के सहयोग से परिवार को सूचना दी गई।

इसके बाद अगस्त के तीसरे सप्ताह में संबंधित पुलिस अधिकारियों और उनके गांव के ‘सरपंच’ से आवश्यक दस्तावेजों के साथ युवक की मां और चार रिश्तेदार नागपुर पहुंचे।

इस मामले ने एक बार फिर ‘आधार’ की ताकत साबित कर दी है। श्री सचिन कुमार अब मुख्य रूप से आधार के कारण अपने परिवार के साथ फिर से जुड़ गए हैं।

बाल कल्याण समिति के नियमानुसार एवं माननीय न्यायालय के निर्देशानुसार बालक को सौंपने की प्रक्रिया अनाथालय के अधीक्षक एवं परामर्शदाता द्वारा संयुक्त रूप से कानूनी तौर पर पूरी कर ली गयी है।