HYDERABAD: With the increase in cyber crimes, the Telangana government has decided to regulate cyber cafes and made registration of existing and new cyber cafes in the state mandatory.
District superintendents of police are the registration agencies. The home department issued orders to this effect on Wednesday.
The Hyderabad police commissioner has recently informed the government that due to increasing incidents of cyber crimes in the city, there is a dire need for regulating the cyber cafes in the city and other places in the state as per Rule (3) (1) of Information Technology (Guidelines for Cyber Cafe) Rules, 2011.
He said all cyber cafes shall be registered with a unique registration number. Later, the director-general of police told the government that it had to notify the registration agencies in districts, including Hyderabad, to press for registration of the cyber cafes. As of now, cyber cafes are not registered or monitored and, as such, giving scope for incidence of crime.
The DGP requested the government to notify the commissioners or superintendents of police as registration agencies in the limits of commissionerate and district level.
Following a request from the DGP, the government on Wednesday appointed the Hyderabad and Cyberabad commissioners of police, and superintendents of police of all districts as registration agencies for the purpose of registration of all existing cyber cafes in their respective jurisdictions.