25. Suspension of License

25. Suspension of License

(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 license, which is incorrect or false in material particulars;

(b) failed to comply with the terms and conditions subject to which the license was granted;

*(c) failed to maintain the standards specified in Section 30 [*Substituted for the words “under clause (b) of sub-section (2) of section 20;” vide amendment dated September 19, 2002]
(d) contravened any provisions of this Act, rule, regulation or order made there under, revoke the license:

Provided that no license 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 license under sub-section (1), by order suspend such license pending the completion of any enquiry ordered by him:
Provided that no license 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 license has been suspended shall issue any Electronic Signature Certificate during such suspension.

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