The three areas where the demand for IT peaked during the pandemic are education, health and retail.
The apex court should direct the government to disclose if it has obtained a license of the spyware, senior journalists N Ram and Sashi Kumar said in their petition.
Rajeshwar Singh, a senior Enforcement Directorate officer who led several high-profile investigations conducted by his agency, was selected as a probable target for surveillance.
Granting time to the Centre to file its counter affidavit, the court listed the plea for further hearing on September 13.
A database containing over 50,000 telephone numbers belonging to journalists, ministers, opposition leaders, activists and judges has been found.
The IT mission has informed the departments that malware traffic has been detected from certain IP addresses to the State Data Centre that stores all the data of the government.
As a part of this, in the first phase, efforts have been initiated to transfer the existing files to the online system.
The Delhi High Court Monday refused to stay the new Information Technology rules which seek to regulate digital news media, saying it was not in agreement with the petitioners on passing such an order at this stage.
The development comes at a time when the micro-blogging platform has been engaged in a tussle with the Indian government over the new social media rules.
The information technology parks may never go back to be the bustling workplaces they were even after the COVID-19 imposed restrictions ease.