GUWAHATI, July 7 - In an attempt to empower the Assam Police to meet long-term security challenges emanating from digital arena and integrating the latest changes and innovations in the cyber space into its functioning, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the office building of Assam Police Cyberdome project under Moitri at a programme held at the Special Branch Headquarters in Kahilipara here today.
It may be noted that the Cyberdome project of Assam Police is an outcome of budgetary promise of the State government to empower police forces by using information and communication technology for better service delivery and to create digital repository of its available database on crime insurgency, terrorism and related cases.
The project is also aimed at constant capacity building of the police personnel for better policing of the cyber space and issues affecting the general population at large. The project has been conceptualized to provide advanced platform for addressing cyber crime and related issues under the purview of cyber laws.
Inaugurating the building, the Chief Minister said, �In 21st century, extensive use of science and technology has attributed to the creation of digital era. Crimes perpetrated in this digital era have also assumed digital significance. In such a situation digital empowerment of police force will lead to better policing which will culminate in to a safer State.�
�We all should take responsibility to augur an ambience where cyber-users can use internet to create harmony in our society,� he added.
Commenting on Cyberdome project, Chief Minister Sonowal said that the project is the corollary of Smart Police Project which is brainchild of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Once the Cyberdome project is fully implemented Assam Police will be empowered to use cutting edge technology to crack down on crime and its manifestations. The state-of-the-art building will house cyber infrastructure which can help to use internet for the betterment of humanity.
He also urged the internet users in the State to use it to strengthen the age-old amity and bonhomie existing in Assam.