As per National Commission for Women (NCW) information, 54 cybercrime protests were registered online in month of April 2020 only. In comparison to March 2020 had 37 cases – got on the web and by post. February 2020 had 21 grievances . The board is taking registration of cases online because of the lockdown.
A report says that there is no proper guidelines from various companies to specify how to work from home.This creates confusion among the female workers.
However the number of Cyber Crimes Against Women Increased in Lockdown can be much more higher as the female workers are not complaining on fear of losing job.
Proposed solution by NCW
Ministry of Home Affairs had constituted an Expert Group comprising of the official/academicians from NSCS, Ministry of Home Affairs, CDAC Cert-In, Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Science and IT experts to study the gaps and challenges, prepare a roadmap for effectively taking of Cyber Crime in the country and give suitable recommendations to take effective measures to prevent crime against women and children and create awareness in the society about these issues.Accordingly, a scheme for Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children (CCWC) has been formulated by the Ministry of Home Affairs.The proposed scheme was examined by NCW (National Commission for Women)
The proposed system
Online Women specific Crime Reporting Unit -Interlink with NCW should be made in such a manner that if a woman wants to make a complaint about cybercrime to NCW, it should be sent to MHA Crime Reporting Unit with acknowledgement to NCW and a copy to the complainant. It will encourage quick disposal of the complaints that too with the assistance of the IT professionals.
The suggested recommendations were sent to the ministry of Women and Child development for further necessary action.