New Delhi: People will be capable to block and observe their misplaced or stolen cellphones throughout India with the rollout of a monitoring system by the federal government this week, a senior authorities official mentioned.
Technology growth physique Centre for Department of Telematics (CDoT) has been working the pilot of the CEIR system in among the telecom circles, together with Delhi, (*17*), Karnataka, and North East area, and the system is now prepared for pan-India deployment, a DoT official, who didn’t want to be recognized, informed PTI.
“CEIR system is scheduled for pan-India launch on May 17,” the official mentioned.
When contacted, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Project Board at CDoT Rajkumar Upadhyay didn’t affirm the date however confirmed that the expertise is prepared for pan-India deployment.
“The system is ready and now it will be deployed across India in this quarter. This will enable people to block and track their lost mobile phones,” Upadhyay mentioned. CDoT has been in a position so as to add options to examine the usage of cloned cellphones throughout all telecom networks.
The authorities has made it necessary to reveal the IMEI — a 15-digit distinctive numeric identifier — of cellular gadgets earlier than their sale in India. The cellular networks may have entry to the listing of accredited IMEI numbers which can examine the entry of any unauthorised cellphones on their community.
Telecom operators and the CEIR system may have visibility into the IMEI variety of the system and the cellular quantity linked to it, and the knowledge is being utilized in some states to trace your misplaced or stolen mobiles via CEIR.
“One of the common practices is that miscreants change IMEI number of stolen mobile phones which prevents tracking and blocking of such handsets. It was a national security issue. The CEIR will be able to block any cloned mobile phones on the network with the help of various databases,” Upadhyay mentioned.
The fundamental function of CEIR is to ease reporting of stolen and misplaced mobiles and block the usage of mobiles everywhere in the nation. This will discourage the theft of cellphones, allow the tracing of the stolen and misplaced mobiles to the police, detection of cloned or counterfeit mobiles, prohibit the usage of such cloned mobiles, in addition to defend the curiosity of the shoppers by making them conscious of the knowledge associated to faux and cloned cellphones.
Recently, Karnataka Police recovered and handed over greater than 2,500 misplaced cellphones to their house owners utilizing the CEIR system. Apple already has a system to trace misplaced cellphones with the assistance of Apple ID however main points have been round Android cellphones.
With the brand new system in place, it will likely be futile to make use of stolen cellphones.
“The system has an in-built mechanism which will also check the smuggling of phones and help the government from revenue loss to the exchequer as well,” Upadhyay added.