Union Minister Maneka Gandhi today stated that a pilot undertaking to check the ‘panic button‘ function on cell phones would kickstart from January 26. The task might be rolled out in a phased way, and it’ll kickstart from Uttar Pradesh on the stated date. The panic button on cell telephones is to make sure ladies’ protection inside the USA.
For the unaware, returned in April 2016, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) had directed cellular telephone producers to feature a panic button on their cell phones using January 2017. Under the order, the DoT said that the telephones ought to have a panic button inside the form of numeric key 5 or nine, on the way to be less complicated to invoke emergency voice calls. Also, cell telephone users should have the potential to enable/disable the panic button. The panic button for cell telephones became imagined to be applied plenty earlier. However, it has been behind schedule for a few unknown motives.
“The pilot mission (to check the panic button backed by way of an actual-time police response) will begin within the country of UP from January 26,” the Women and Child Development (WCD) minister instructed to newshounds at some stage in an event in New Delhi as suggested via PTI. As stated, this could be first rolled out in Uttar Pradesh. “If it works in UP, it can make paintings everywhere,” the minister brought in a veiled reference to the excessive crime price within the northern country.
It is also said via Chetan Sanghi, Joint Secretary, WCD, that all the new mobile telephones inside us will now come with a panic button, and the returned-end structure could be set up in Uttar Pradesh. Also, it was revealed that cellphone customers should download a cell utility to map the panic button on the phone. Pressing the panic button will send indicators. This case is for cellphone customers; in feature cellphone users, they need to press the key distinct by way of the producer. Sanghi also showed that the government is but to inform which button is to be mapped on the phone because of the panic button.