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CEIR portal to trace missing mobiles

CEIR portal to trace missing mobiles

Now Delhites can track their phone when it is lost or stolen using the Central Equipment Identity Registry (CEIR) portal of the government.

The Union Information Technology (IT) Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad yesterday announced a web portal to trace lost or stolen mobile phones in Delhi.

The CEIR portal was earlier launched in Mumbai on a pilot basis in September.

Now it has been rolled out in the national capital. This portal enables blocking or tracing of stolen or lost phones.

The official CEIR website says that Delhites can report at the local police station to block the IMEI of their phones if they lost it. They can also visit the local telecom service provider for the same.

IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) is a 15-digit number that uniquely identifies a mobile device. India has more than one billion wireless subscribers.

However, IMEI is a programmable number. So, criminals can misuse the number by reprogramming and creating clones of IMEI which results in multiple phone devices having the same IMEI number.

One IMEI number can be had by more than 100 phones. This portal allows to block only the stolen phone but not the other phones.

It also facilitates to share traceable data with police and unblock recovered or found mobile phones that were stolen or lost.

Follow the below-mentioned steps to block your lost or stolen phone through CEIR portal:

  • File a complaint and keep the copy with you.
  • Get a new SIM card for the lost number from your telecom service provider.
  • Keep your documents including police complaint copy, ID card etc. ready.
  • Fill the registration form and upload documents to get your IMEI blocked.
  • After submitting the form, you will a get a Request ID which can be used to check the status of your request. You can even use it to unblock IMEI when required in the future.
  • This facility will be useful for the residents of Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon. It is already in use in Maharashtra.

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