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MNRE files case against NECB.in for claiming to be a part of the Govt; website taken off

The Union Ministry of New and Renewable
Energy
(MNRE) has approached the Delhi Police cyber cell to investigate a
Bangalore-based website NECB.in for claiming to be part of the Government and
cheating people. The WHO.IS records suggest that the domain is booked by National

The Union Ministry of New and Renewable
Energy
(MNRE) has approached the Delhi Police cyber cell to investigate a
Bangalore-based website NECB.in for claiming to be part of the Government and
cheating people. The WHO.IS records suggest that the domain is booked by National
Energy Commission based in Hosahalli, Dodballapur at Karnataka. The site has
been taken offline now.

Girish Kumar, Director (Administration), in
a complaint with the cyber cell at the Economic Offences Wing of Delhi Police,
stated that they recently found the fake commission on the internet, which
mentioned that it is part of the Government and runs renewable energy
programmes across the country. “It has been noticed that a website is
operational in the name of the National Energy Commission, showing it is as a
Government of India (GoI) body, set up at Hosahalli in Bangalore,” Kumar said
in the complaint.

“The Commission claims to be responsible
for formulating policies, and programmes necessary for popularising application
of various non-conventional and renewable sources of energy in the country,”
Kumar said.

“This ministry, being the nodal ministry for all
renewable energy programmes and activities in India, is not aware of any such
Commission set up by the GoI or any State Government. We have doubts that this
may a bogus entity, including doing fraudulent activities as seen on the
website. They are inviting applications for a number of jobs, including 45
public relation officers,” Kumar added. The ministry officials say they have
downloaded certain documents from the website and found them to be fake.

Photo Courtesy: Deccan Herald

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