technology | News of big work: Now you will be able to trace the missing or stolen mobile yourself, the government is setting up a tracking system, read the details

Representational image New Delhi: The government is going to launch a tracking system this week. Through this system, people across the country will be able to ‘block’ or trace their missing or stolen mobile phones. A senior government official gave this information. Technology development body Center for Development of Telematics (CDOT) is running the Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR) system on an experimental basis in some telecom circles including Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka and the Northeast region. An official of the Department of Telecom told PTI-language that now this system can be started at all India level. “The CEIR system will be rolled out on a pan-India basis on May 17,” the official said. When contacted, CDOT CEO and Chairman Project Board Rajkumar Upadhyay did not confirm the date but said the technology is ready to be rolled out on a pan-India basis. Upadhyay said, “The system is ready and will now be deployed across India in this quarter. This will enable people to block and track their lost mobile phones. CDOT has added new features to trace the use of cloned mobile phones on all telecom networks. Government has made it mandatory to disclose International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI-15 digit number) before sale of mobile devices in India. Read also Mobile networks will have a list of approved IMEI numbers to detect unauthorized mobile phone entry into their network. Telecom operators and the CEIR system will have access to the IMEI number of the device and the mobile number associated with it. In some states, this information will be used through CEIR to trace lost or stolen mobile phones. (agency)

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