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Introduction

The project of this magnitude and complexity in the continuously evolving area of Information Security have to be implemented on a modular basis, as per strict time schedule and monitored very closely, to ensure that the benefits of the project would flow to the society much before entire investments are made. It would also be essential to continuously assess the achievement and carry-out mid-course correction, if any required. The implementation and monitoring structure has been designed taking into account all these aspects.

In order to effectively and efficiently implement the project, carryout selection of academic/research institutions to participate in the program as ISRDC, RC,PI,IA, etc., monitor the progress, suggest mid-course corrections etc., the following mechanism is proposed:

National Apex Committee

A National Apex Committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary, MeitY is setup to provide suitable policy framework for the entire programme, evolve the selection criteria and select various research/academic institutions etc., as ISRDC, RC, PI, IA etc., who will be associated with the program. The National Apex Committee will carryout mid-term review of the program during the third year of the program and suggest mid-course correction, if any.

Terms of Reference

  • Provide overall guidance to the Information Security Education and Awareness initiatives in the country.
  • Provide suitable policy framework for the entire programme
  • Evolve the selection criteria and select various research/academic institutions etc., as ISRDC, RC, PI, IA etc., who could be associated with the program
  • Carryout the Mid-Term Review of the Project
  • Amend / revise of the scope of the project
  • Any other issue as felt appropriate by the committee in relation to this programme

Program Review and Steering Committee (PRSG)

A Program Review and Steering Committee under the chairmanship of the Group Coordinator(MeitY) will evolve overall implementation framework, continuously supervise the implementation and also periodically monitor the progress of the programme. The

Terms of Reference

  • Regularly monitor and steer the implementation of the project.
  • Recommend follow-up action on issues raised / problems faced by ISRDCs, Resource Centres/ Participating Institutes and other agencies involved in the implementation of the project.
  • Recommend periodic release of funds for ISRDCs, RCs , PIs, IAs, etc.,
  • Recommend re-appropriation of funds among different heads of the project as per extant rules.
  • Review of the Information Security Curriculum.
  • Identify institutes with performance below par and new institutes where these courses could be organized.

Under the aegis of Project Review and Steering Group (PRSG), for handling the implementation aspects for each of the major activity viz. Academic/research Activities, Awareness Activities, and Government Official Training, the following three sub-committees in the form of expert committees are formed:

  • Academic & Research Advisory Committee
    • The Academic committee is set up at the national level to look after all the academic aspects, etc., and advise the ISRDCs, RCs, PIs etc.
  • Awareness Action Group
    • The Awareness ActionGroup will evolve awareness program agenda, strategies, implementation aspects, monitoring of the progress etc.
  • Expert Coordination Committee on Government Official Training
    • The Expert Committee on Government Official Training will look after all the functioning of various Government Official Training programs, requirements of various inputs, regular monitoring of progress etc.

List of The Committee Members

National Apex Committee

Secretary, MeitY - Chairman
Scientific Secretary, O/o,Principal Scientific Advisor, Government of India - Member
Prof. N Balakrishnan, Honrary Professor, IISc, Bangalore - Member
Group Coordinator (e-Security, MeitY) & Director General, ICERT - Member
Representative (Not less than rank of JS) of Secretary, Higher Education, MHRD - Member
Representative (Not less than rank of JS) of Secretary, DOPT - Member
Representative of Secretary, NSCS - Member
Director General, NIC - Member
Senior Advisor (CIT&I),Planning Commission - Member
Prof Rajeev Sangal Director, IITBHU - Member
Secretary UGC, New Delhi - Member
President,NASSCOM - Member
Representative of CEO & MD,TCS - Member
Joint Secretary,(e-learning and e-Infrastructure), MeitY - Member
Joint Secretary & Financial Advisor,MeitY - Member
HoD(HRD),MeitY - Member
Representative of HRD Div.,MeitY - Member Secretary

Academic & Research Advisory Committee

Prof. N Balakrishnan, IISc, Bangalore -Chairman
Prof. Sukumar Nandi, IIT Guwahati - Member
Prof. V Kamakoti, IIT Madras - Member
Prof. M S Gaur, MNIT Jaipur - Member
Representative(s) of ISRDCs - Member
Representative (Not less than rank of JS) of Member Secretary, DOPT - Member
Representative of Department of Telecom - Member
Representative of NASSCOM - Member
HOD(HRD), MeitY - Member
Representative of HRD Div., MeitY - Member Secretary

Action Group for Awareness

HoD(HRD), MeitY - Chairman
CEO, DSCI (NASSCOM), Member
Shri Sitaram Chamarty Principal Consultant, TCS - Member
Prof. M S Gaur, MNIT Jaipur - Member
Prof. Dhiren Patel, NIT Surat, - Member
Representative of Chairman, CBSE,- Member
Representative of Prasar Bharati, Member of I & B, - Member
Shri U Rama Mohan Rao, SP, Cyber Crimes, CID Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh/Telangana- Member
Representative of HRD Div., MeitY, - Member Secretary

Coordination Committee for Government Official Training

HoD (HRD Division), MeitY Chairman
Prof. V Kamakoti, IIT Madras -Member
Prof. Dhiren Patel, NIT Surat - Member
Representatives of ICERT, NIC, STQC, NIELIT, CDAC & ERNET Member
Representative of DOPT - Member
Representative of HRD Div., MeitY- Member Secretary

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