All mobile phone manufacturers have to register IMEI number for mobile phones in the ICDR portal
The IMEI number of the smartphones that are produced by manufacturers must now be registered as of 2019. All IMEI numbers for mobile phones and smartphones must now be registered with the Indian Counterfeit Device Restriction (ICDR) portal, in accordance with a new legislation that manufacturers must follow. All manufacturers are required to abide by the rule starting on January 1, 2023.
The law was created to address the issue of fake goods evading inspection through the use of these IMEI numbers. Unregistered IMEI numbers make it more likely that phones will be used for black marketing, stolen, or modified. By registering IMEI numbers, the prevalence of counterfeit items in India can be greatly lowered.
Government registration is required for IMEIs used by phone makers.
All phone manufacturers are required to register their IMEI numbers and give their IMEI certificates on the Indian Counterfeit Device Restriction webpage managed by the Department of Telecommunications in order to comply with the law. This applies to gadgets made in the country as well as those imported. The law was created using the Prevention of Tampering of the Mobile Device Equipment Identification Number (Amendment) Rules, 2022.
The importer must register the international mobile equipment identity number of the device with the Indian Counterfeit Device Restriction portal (https://icdr.ceir.gov.in) of the Government of India’s Department of Telecommunications before bringing a mobile phone into India for testing, research, or any other purpose.
The IMEI number is frequently used by service providers to validate a mobile device and by law enforcement to identify stolen mobile devices. Dial *#06# to view the IMEI number for any device. If your device’s IMEI number is hidden, it can be a fake. The IMEI number can also be found in the Settings menu and on the packaging.
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