The government has created the registration of IMEI variety of all cell phones obligatory prior to their sale in India on its anti-counterfeit and lost handset blocking portal from January 1, 2023.
According to a notification dated September 26, all cell telephones, whether or not manufactured locally or imported, will will need to be registered and get IMEI (Global mobile machines identification quantity) certificates from the Indian Counterfeited Machine Restriction portal that is operate by the Office of Telecommunications.
“The manufacturer shall register the worldwide mobile machines identification selection of just about every cell mobile phone manufactured in India with the Indian Counterfeited Device Restriction portal of the govt of India in the Section of Telecommunications prior to the initial sale of the cell telephone,” the notification stated.
The notification has been issued underneath the Avoidance of Tampering of the Cell Machine Tools Identification Amount (Amendment) Guidelines, 2022.
Every cell mobile phone will come with a exclusive 15-digit IMEI selection which serves as unique ID of the system.
There have been worries in excess of incapability to keep track of misplaced cellular telephones due to the existence of counterfeit gadgets with the same IMEI on telecom network.
The authorities has released the Central Gear Id Sign up (CEIR) undertaking to block and trace lost or stolen cellular telephones and added Indian Counterfeited System Restriction (ICDR) procedure to control proliferation of these handsets .
At current only blocking amenities of stolen or lost mobiles are accessible on the portal.
The CEIR venture is doing work to resolve the problem of missing cell phones by addressing the issue of counterfeit products as perfectly.
With the refreshing notification, IMEI range of even imported devices will have to have to be registered on ICDR procedure, and getting IMEI certificates will be obligatory for the import of mobile devices via various customs ports.
“The worldwide cellular tools id range of the mobile phone imported in India for sale, tests, analysis or any other function shall be registered by the importer with the Indian Counterfeited Device Restriction portal of the government of India in the Department of Telecommunications prior to import of cell cellular phone into the region,” the notification stated.
The ICDR technique has been operational since January 28, 2020. It can be accessed by a world-wide-web portal for registration and technology of IMEI certificates devoid of spending any prices.
The new system has replaced the outdated IMEI cloning and duplication restriction technique, which was operated and maintained by the Mobile Regular Alliance of India (MSAI) — a personal entire body.
MSAI is no more time authorised for registration, era or situation of IMEI certificates and the government specifically operates the system.