Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad has signed an order mandating facility of a panic button and in-built global positioning system (GPS) from January 1, 2017, and January 1, 2018, respectively.
?Technology is solely meant to make human life better and what better than using it for the security of women, I have taken a decision that from January 1, 2017, no cell phone can be sold without a provision for panic button and from January 1, 2018, mobile sets should also have inbuilt GPS,? Prasad said.
The document signed by the minister said ?feature phones without the facility of panic button by pressing Numeric key ? 5 or Numeric key ? 9 to invoke emergency call? shall not be sold in India.
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