Imphal: With the aim to curtail the counterfeit mobile phone market and discourage mobile phone theft, protect consumer interest and facilitate law enforcement authorities, DoT had implemented Central Equipment Identity Registry (CEIR) that connects to the IMEI(International Mobile Equipment number) database of all the mobile operators.
CEIR acts as a central system for all network operators to share blacklisted mobile devices so that devices blacklisted in one network will not work on other networks even if the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card in the device is changed, Ravi Goel, Sr DDG DoT NE LSA informed at Shillong, on Saturday.
Through extension of project to the six states in North Eastern region i.e. Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura; mobile consumer can ,now, file Mobile handset theft information online on www.ceir.gov.in by uploading Police station complaint of lost mobile and ID proof to block his/her Mobile handset use in all Indian mobile network across Country.
The facility has been launched on Dussehra day for the users of NER (6 states) as a mark of fight against evil .Substantial checks and balances have been incorporated in the system so that only the authorized user of the lost mobile can register the information and no one else, the Sr DDG said.
Later police authorities can track (with location details) the uses of this blocked handset if any one tries to use it, Ravi Goel said.This system will help police authorities to recover the lost handset also and discourage its theft. The facility is being extended to LEAs shortly and progressively in each of six states to register such information directly from respective police stations also.
With this, NE states become the first few states who are able to use such facility, besides Maharashtra, Goa, Delhi and Karnataka. The facility is slated to be extended all Licensed Service Area of Country progressively.