For intercepting calls, govt set up centres at Delhi, Bengaluru

The government has set up centres at Delhi and Bengaluru for interception of telephone and internet services for lawful purpose. The government has also installed servers at different locations of telecommunication companies as part of the centralised monitoring system (CMS) for interception and monitoring of communications like voice, data, SMS and internet. Sources said that 14 regional centres across the country will be established in future.

According to a report by Economic Times, the equipment installation at the Delhi and Bengaluru centres have been completed and is currently undergoing testing process. The centre at Delhi will act as the centralised data centre (CMC) whereas the Bengaluru centre will be the disaster recovery site. The CMS will have central and regional database which will help central and state level law enforcement agencies in interception and monitoring.

In was in 2011, the government approved a project of centralised monitoring system (CMS) to automate the process of lawful interception and monitoring of communications and had earmarked Rs 400 crore for the purpose.

Also read: Government to track calls, SMS and internet activities of citizens through CMS

It is learnt that installation of the interception store and forward (ISF) server has also been completed at 195 locations across the country. Department of Telecom (DoT) will be in charge of operation and maintenance of the system and support infrastructure, once commissioned.

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June 1, 2015 6:49 pm 6:49 PM

Now the operators will say there is a need to monitor what’s app and other voip calls, and this is a security threat to the nation and thus they will try to block voip calls.

June 1, 2015 3:37 pm 3:37 PM

If they listen to the conversations of most of the lovers, they will stop intercepting. It is that worst and shameless.

June 1, 2015 10:37 pm 10:37 PM

Haha 😀

Sahil Shah
June 1, 2015 7:04 pm 7:04 PM

What is your problem in how lovers talk? India is a democratic country. People have rights to do whatever they want to. Even if it is shameless you better dont watch or listen. And seriously are you still living in 19th or 20th century? Please update yourself and your mentality.

June 2, 2015 9:31 am 9:31 AM


June 1, 2015 4:37 pm 4:37 PM

sudhakar plz go and watch mallu movies

June 1, 2015 4:33 pm 4:33 PM

first time your good commnt . Hahah :))

June 1, 2015 5:53 pm 5:53 PM


June 1, 2015 4:20 pm 4:20 PM

That would be terrific. Hope the operator does not commit suicide!