The telecom department will approach the minister for its launch after the Parliament session. It should be launched in the next month,” a DoT official said.
The ongoing Parliament session will run till July 26.
The Department of Telecom
(DoT) had assigned the mobile phone tracking project Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR) aimed at bringing down counterfeit cellphones and discouraging theft to C-DoT in July 2017.
The government has proposed to allocate Rs 15 crore for setting up CEIR in the country that will bring down the number of counterfeit handsets and discourage theft.
The CEIR system will block all services on stolen or lost mobile phones
on any network even if the SIM card is removed or IMEI number of the handset is changed.