Thiruvananthapuram: Report of the two-member committee that there was a lapse in the Sprinklr contract. The report states that failure to seek the advice of top officials and the Legal Secretary before the sprinkler agreement was a procedural omission. The report also contains eight recommendations to ensure information security. Following the controversy over the sprinklr deal, the government appointed a committee to look into the matter.
The committee comprising Madhavan Nambiar and Gulshan Roy submitted a 23-page report to the government. It was Sprinklr who approached the government offering help. According to the report, Shivshankar himself took the decision and signed the agreement. Sprinklr has data on 1.8 lakh people. It was transferred to the C-DIT server within ten days, the report said. But information affecting national security has not been lost.
The committee also found that the government had no mechanism to detect the leakage. Ramesh Chennithala said the report confirms the allegations of the opposition. The committee also submitted eight recommendations to ensure information security. C-DIT and the IT department need to be further technically strengthened. C-DIT employees should be trained from time to time. The government needs the services of more technicians, the government needs to strengthen its digital technology sector and empaneled cybersecurity auditing companies, the report said.