Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR), The users who have lost their phone will be able to check the location of their device.
CEIR Better than Google’s Find My Device
To recall, the first time we heard of the CEIR project was back in September 2019 while it was in the pilot testing phase. However, now three months later, the project has been launched for the public as well, and currently, people in Mumbai and Delhi will be able to use the service to retrieve their lost or stolen devices. Eventually, the service will be launched in other areas of India as well and slowly to the entire country. This new portal has been developed by the Center for Development Telematics (CDOT), Delhi Police, and the Department of Telecom (DoT). This feature will be different from the closest possible solution available to the users, which is Google’s Find My Device.
1. Request for Blocking Lost or Stolen Phone
Visit request page from here and Enter (i) Device Information such as Mobile number, IMEI, Device brand etc (ii) Lost Information such as Lost place/date, Police complaint number etc and (iii) Mobile Owner Personal Information such as Owner Name, Address etc. After that, accept the declaration and submit.
3.Know Your Mobile (KYM)
The Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) has developed an application called KYM app. Using this app, you can verify any mobile device through its IMEI even before buying it. That means the genuineness of a mobile phone can be easily verified. The KYM app will show details like Manufacturer, Brand and Model name. Apart from this, it will also show the device status such as Black-listed, duplicate or already in use.