Amid worries that government’s move to make panic button obligatory will increase cost of cell handsets, telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Thursday said he’s going to absorb the problem up with the industry.
“i’m able to communicate to them. India is a big marketplace. for your data, i have mentioned this with all people. Manufactures who apprehend this have given their aid. My expectation is that they will render their aid in social justice and ladies protection,” Prasad told newshounds Thursday.
government has mandated that each one mobile telephones to be offered in India January 1, 2017, must have a panic button permitting users to make emergency call or send out signals to more than one numbers through simply urgent a button.
“Panic button method there will be a button (on cellphone), if any ladies is in misery, someone is harassing her then she will be able to press this button. local police station and prescribed quantity of her family will routinely get alert. this will start from January 1,” Prasad stated.
except, in-constructed GPS navigation machine would be mandatory for all telephones a 12 months later with effect from January 1, 2018.
feature smartphone makers anticipate that the rate of the handset will move up by using Rs. two hundred after incorporating panic button in it. “We see charges of function phone to move up by using at least Rs. 200. This matters for human beings in the backside of pyramid,” GPA institution Chairman and dealing with Director Vivek Agarwal said.
The business enterprise sells smartphone underneath M-Tech brand call and 90 percentage of its commercial enterprise comes from sale of feature phones. similarly, apex mobile phone industry frame Indian mobile affiliation has said GPS thing could upload cost of about Rs. 67 in line with handset and the specified software would enhance the overall value in the variety of Rs. 260 to Rs 400.
The telecom minister also inaugurated Rahuri Municipal Council of Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra linking its services with digital locker. With this RMC have become first municipal council to acquire the fame of integrated with digital locker for the issuance of all critical files.
The citizen underneath RMC region can now practice for the certificate like delivery, Marriage and loss of life certificates on-line without going to Municipal Council and these files may be to be had inside the Digilocker signed to the citizens.
“Rahuri Municipal Council integrating services with virtual Locker is first in the u . s . to do so. it’s miles symbol of changing Bharat. This ought to be highlighted throughout united states so that different municipal our bodies additionally comply with the fit,” Prasad stated.