NEW DELHI, Feb 25 � The Government has ordered security audit of official computers and security vetting of staff of major ministries and departments following detection of corporate espionage, reports PTI.
The decision was taken at a high-level meeting convened by Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth and attended by top officials, including Home Secretary LC Goyal yesterday.
It was also decided that present access control mechanism in the ministries and departments will undergo sweeping changes while electronic surveillance will be upgraded to ensure a �leak-proof� system, official sources said.
Each ministry and department will appoint a joint secretary-level officer as departmental security officer to ensure foolproof security of official documents and computers.
The meeting decided that manual of departmental security instructions prepared by the Home Ministry will be issued to each of the ministry and department, sources said.
Following the detection of corporate espionage case, the Government has decided to crack down on those who are involved in leaking of official documents.