Website Policy

Content Ownership, Moderation and Approval policy (COMAP)

Content is contributed by authorized contributors in a consistent fashion to maintain uniformity and to bring in standardization. In order to present the content as per the requirement of the viewer, and to retrieve the relevant content efficiently, it is contributed through a Content Management System which is web-based.
Once the content is contributed it is approved and moderated prior to being published on the website. The moderation is two levels and is role based. If the content is rejected at any level, then it is reverted back to the originator of the content for modification.

Content review policy (CRP)

The Website is the face of the National Institute of Hydrology (NIH) disseminating information and services. It is therefore required to keep the content on the website current and up-to-date and hence there is a need for a Content Review Policy. Since the scope of the content is huge, different Review Policies are defined for the diverse content elements.
The Review Policy is based on different types of content elements. The matrix below gives the Content Review Policy, or the complete website is reviewed on yearly basis however the important sections of the website are reviewed as per the matrix given

Security policy

Website has been placed in protected zones with implementation of firewalls and IDS (Intrusion Detection System) and high availability solutions.
● Website was audited for known application level vulnerabilities before the launch and all the known vulnerability was addressed.
● All the development work is done on separate development environment are well tested on staging server before updating it on the production server.
● The content contributed through the content management system is through authenticated way and are not published on the production server directly. Any content contributed has to go through the moderation process to the final publishing to the production server.
● All newly released system software patches; bug fixes and u