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Govt launch CEIR project to facilitate phone tracing

The Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR) project has been launched in Delhi, Mumbai and Maharashtra licensed service areas (LSAs) in a phased manner to facilitate blocking and tracing of lost and stolen mobile phones. As per the reports from CEIR system, the request for blocking of 169667, 8315 and 11848 International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) have been received till 20 March 2022 for Delhi, Mumbai and Maharashtra LSAs respectively. The traceability data for 110239, 4586 and 8317 IMEIs have been made available to police of Delhi, Mumbai and Maharashtra respectively to facilitate recovery of handsets.

CEIR is a multi-stakeholder system where respective stakeholders including Department of Telecommunications, Telecom Service Providers, Police, Mobile phone manufacturers and mobile phone subscribers have a limited access as per their defined roles and responsibilities. Currently, this includes the information to the subscriber about the make & model corresponding to IMEI of his/her mobile handset, information to mobile phone manufacturers about genuineness of IMEI during import of consignment of mobile phones etc.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Communications, Devusinh Chauhan in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

CT Bureau

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