• Ministry of Communications launched a Citizen Centric Portal named Sanchar Saathi Portal to fulfill vision of safe and secure communication under Digital India programme.
  • Through this portal, people will be able to block, track and check genuineness of a used device before buying them.
  • The portal has been developed by C-DoT under the Department of Tele-communications (DoT).
  • It will enable citizen with following 3 modules
    • CEIR (Central Equipment Identity Register): It enables the tracking and blocking of lost or stolen phones anywhere in the country.
    • Know your mobile connections: It allows users to check the number of mobile connections issued in their name by logging in using their mobile number.
    • ASTR (Artificial Intelligence and Facial Recognition) powered Solution for Telecom SIM Subscriber Verification) – to identify fraudulent subscribers.
  • The portal and its reforms aim to enhance transparency, security, and accountability in the telecom sector.

 

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