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Sec 35, Info. Tech. Act 2000: Cert. Authority to Issue E-signature Certificate

Information Technology Act 2000

Chapter VII (Electronic Signature Certificates)

Section 35 (Certifying authority to issue electronic signature Certificate)

❝(1) Any person may make an application to the Certifying Authority for the issue of a electronic signature Certificate in such form as may be prescribed by the Central Government.

(2) Every such application shall be accompanied by such fee not exceeding twenty-five thousand rupees as may be prescribed by the Central Government, to be paid to the Certifying Authority:

Provided that while prescribing fees under sub-section (2) different fees may be prescribed for different classes of applicants.

(3) Every such application shall be accompanied by a certification practice statement or where there is no such statement, a statement containing such particulars, as may be specified by regulations.

(4) On receipt of an application under sub-section (1), the Certifying Authority may, after consideration of the certification practice statement or the other statement under sub-section (3) and after making such enquiries as it may deem fit, grant the electronic signature Certificate or for reasons to be recorded in writing, reject the application:

Provided that no application shall be rejected unless the applicant has been given a reasonable opportunity of showing cause against the proposed rejection.❞



Modifications by the Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008 w.e.f. 27-Oct-2009 :-

- in section 35 and its marginal heading, for the words "digital signature" wherever appearing, the words "electronic signature" were substituted;

- in sub-section (4) of section 35,
(a) the first proviso was omitted;
(b) in the second proviso, for the words "Provided further", the word "Provided" was substituted.

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