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Section 25, Information Technology Act 2000: Suspension of Licence

Information Technology Act 2000

Chapter VI (Regulation of Certifying Authorities)

Section 25 (Suspension of licence)

❝(1) The Controller may, if he is satisfied after making such inquiry, as he may think fit, that a Certifying Authority has—
(a) made a statement in, or in relation to, the application for the issue or renewal of the licence, which is incorrect or false in material particulars;
(b) failed to comply with the terms and conditions subject to which the licence was granted;
(c) failed to maintain the procedures and standards specified in section 30;
(d) contravened any provisions of this Act, rule, regulation or order made thereunder,
revoke the licence:

Provided that no licence shall be revoked unless the Certifying Authority has been given a reasonable opportunity of showing cause against the proposed revocation.

(2) The Controller may, if he has reasonable cause to believe that there is any ground for revoking a licence under sub-section (1), by order suspend such licence pending the completion of any enquiry ordered by him:

Provided that no licence shall be suspended for a period exceeding ten days unless the Certifying Authority has been given a reasonable opportunity of showing cause against the proposed suspension.

(3) No Certifying Authority whose licence has been suspended shall issue any electronic signature Certificate during such suspension.❞


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Notes:

 o Clause (c) of sub-section (1) of Section 25 of the Act was substituted by the notification No. S.O. 1015(E) (w.e.f. 19-9-2002).

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