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Section 37 of Information Technology Act 2000: Suspension of DSC

Information Technology Act 2000

Chapter VII (Electronic Signature Certificates)

Section 37 (Suspension of Digital Signature Certificate)

❝(1) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (2), the Certifying Authority which has issued a Digital Signature Certificate may suspend such Digital Signature Certificate,–
(a) on receipt of a request to that effect from–
  (i) the subscriber listed in the Digital Signature Certificate; or
  (ii) any person duly authorised to act on behalf of that subscriber;
(b) if it is of opinion that the Digital Signature Certificate should be suspended in public interest.

(2) A Digital Signature Certificate shall not be suspended for a period exceeding fifteen days unless the subscriber has been given an opportunity of being heard in the matter.

(3) On suspension of a Digital Signature Certificate under this section, the Certifying Authority shall communicate the same to the subscriber.❞

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