The IMEI number or International Mobile Equipment Identity Number is a 15 number that is used to identify mobile phones. he number is unique for each phone, so it is used to distinguish one smartphone from the other. It is a system that is used globally and is very useful.
The Indian government is thinking about releasing it Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR), which will be able to control the IMEI numbers of all the smartphones operating on India, in order to limit theft cases of mobile phones.
The thought is as follows: Once the CEIR has been implemented, the owner of a stolen smartphone will be able to file a complaint with the Telecommunications Department (DoT). Once the complaint has been made, the agency will put the IMEI number on a black list. This, in effect, will make the mobile "useless", since it will no longer be able to use it card SIM and operate normally.
The Indian government expects that this move will reduce the number of theft incidents and discourage cheaters.
The idea of having a central base data with the IMEI numbers of all the country's mobile phones not owned by India. The United Kingdom, Australia, Egypt, Turkey and Azerbaijan already have a central IMEI number register.
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