With the rising dependence on the mobile phone to access bank accounts and store personal data in India, the government has started acknowledging the security threats that arise if it is stolen or cloned. The department of telecommunications (DoT) is now launching a website to report mobile phone theft, so as to track stolen or cloned phones.
DoT will be introducing the portal under the Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIRs) in Maharashtra in the beginning. This is a pilot project to check the efficiency of the platform before it goes national. More information about CEIR will be released after the launch of the portal in the evening.