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Sanchar Saathi Portal


Source: TH

 Context: Previously in May this year, DoT introduced the Sanchar Saathi portal and fraud detection mechanisms to identify individuals with more than nine mobile connections.


Indian Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has taken steps to combat cyber fraud involving SIM cards

  • The DoT now requires registration and strong verification of SIM card dealers to reduce fraudulent mobile connections.
  • Around 67,000 SIM dealers have been blacklisted due to their involvement in cyber fraud schemes.
  • Those found complicit in such activities could face fines of ₹10 lakh
  • Bulk SIM card provision to companies is being discontinued, replaced by a business system requiring KYC procedures.

Read about the Sanchar Saathi portal here