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.
24. Procedure for grant or rejection of license
The Controller may, on receipt of an application under sub-section (1) of section 21, after considering the documents accompanying the application and such other factors, as he deems fit, grant the license or reject the application:
Provided that no application shall be rejected under this section unless the applicant has been given a reasonable opportunity of presenting his case.
23. Renewal of license
An application for renewal of a license shall be
(a) in such form;
(b) accompanied by such fees, not exceeding five thousand rupees, as may be prescribed by the Central Government and shall be made not less than forty-five days before the date of expiry of the period of validity of the license:
22. Application for license
(1) Every application for issue of a license shall be in such form as may be prescribed by the Central Government.
(2) Every application for issue of a license shall be accompanied by-
(a) a certification practice statement;
(b) a statement including the procedures with respect to identification of the applicant;
(c) payment of such fees, not exceeding twenty-five thousand rupees as may be prescribed by the Central Government;
(d) such other documents, as may be prescribed by the Central Government.
21. Licence to issue Electronic Signature Certificates
(1) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (2), any person may make an application, to the Controller, for a license to issue Electronic Signature Certificates.
(2) No license shall be issued under sub-section (1), unless the applicant fulfills such requirements with respect to qualification, expertise, manpower, financial resources and other infrastructure facilities, which are necessary to issue Electronic Signature Certificates as may be prescribed by the Central Government.
(3) A license granted under this section shall –
(a) be valid for such period as may be prescribed by the Central Government;
(b) not be transferable or heritable;
(c) be subject to such terms and conditions as may be specified by the regulations.