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Sanchar Saathi Portal

 

Source: PIB

Context: Ministry of Communications has launched the Sanchar Saathi portal, which aims to enhance the safety and security of mobile phone users in India.

 

The portal introduces three reforms:

  • CEIR for blocking stolen/lost mobiles
  • Know Your Mobile Connections for checking registered connections
  • ASTR (Artificial Intelligence and Facial Recognition powered Solution for Telecom SIM Subscriber Verification) for identifying fraudulent subscribers.

 

Aim: The initiative is designed to prevent frauds such as identity theft and banking fraud by misusing mobile phones.

 

Achievement of the Portal: Over 40 lakh fraudulent connections have been identified and 36 lakhs disconnected through the portal. Disconnected numbers have been shared with financial institutions and social media platforms for further action.

 

Sanchar Saathi initiative: It includes modules for IMEI registration, fraud detection, and facial recognition-based verification.

 

Portal developed by: Department of Telecom