Which Union Ministry has declared certain resources of ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, and NPCI as ‘critical information infrastructure’?
Answer with explanationAnswer: Option B
The Union Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has declared the IT resources of ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, and National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) as ‘critical information infrastructure’.
The Information Technology Act of 2000 defines ‘Critical Information Infrastructure’ as a “computer resource, the incapacitation or destruction of which shall have a debilitating impact on national security, economy, public health or safety”. The government has the power to declare any data, database, IT network, or communications infrastructure as CII.