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Chakshu Platform launched against spam calls

  • The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) launched Chakshu, a new platform that allows telecom subscribers to report fraudulent or spam callers. 

Chakshu Platform

  • Chakshu (meaning eyes), which can be found at, allows citizens to proactively report questionable communications, according to the DoT.
  • The government will work with commercial firms such as Truecaller to improve the platform’s functionality.
  • The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is also developing an app for the ‘Chakshu’ platform.

Features of the platform 

  • It include reporting options. Users can report a variety of frauds, including those involving bank accounts, payment wallets, SIM cards, gas and electricity connections, KYC updates, impersonation, and sextortion.
  • Enhanced Reporting Mechanism: Chakshu provides a comprehensive framework for reporting fraudulent actions, allowing telecom users to resolve a variety of complaints.

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