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THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACT, 2000

Suspension of licence.
Section Description
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(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 issueor renewal of the licence, which is incorrect or false in materialparticulars;

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

(c)failed to maintain the standards specified under clause (b) of sub-section (2) of section 20;

(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 Digital Signature Certificate during such suspension.

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