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MHA Declares Several Databases as CII

Published on November 10, 2022
Current Context: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) declared several databases related to Census as Critical Information Infrastructure (CII).
MHA Declares Several Databases as CII
  • The MHA designated certain databases as CII that were related to Census and the National Population Register (NPR).
  • The decision was made by the MHA by exercising the powers granted to it under the IT Act 2000.
  • The following databases were designated as CII by the MHA:
  1. The computer resources related to the Self-Enumeration (SE) Web Portal, Census Monitoring and Management System (CMMS) Web Portal, Civil Registration System (CRS) Web Portal, Population Enumeration (PE), and National Population Register (NPR) Updation.
  2. The linked databases viz. Census Database, NPR Database, CRS Database, and the resources installed at National Data Center (NDC) along with data centers in Bengaluru and Lucknow.
  • Under the legislation, all the above-mentioned databases and linked resources will be deemed “protected systems”.
  • Census in India is undertaken every 10 years (decennially). It was done for the first time in 1872 and India’s last Census was done in 2011. The Census 2021 was halted due to COVID-19 and will be resumed soon.


Q.1 Recently several databases related to Census were declared as Critical Information Infrastructure (CII) by?
a. Ministry of Home Affairs
b. Ministry of Education
c. Ministry of Finance
d. Ministry of Corporate Affairs
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