Application For Certifying Authorities License In India

A Certifying Authority (CA) is a person who has been granted a license to issue digital signature certificates (DSC). This summary deals with the qualification and application procedure for getting the CA License under the Information Technology Act 2000 (IT Act) and Information Technology (Certifying Authorities) Rules 2000 (CA Rules 2000).

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is the qualification prescribed to get the license to operate as a CA?
What is the procedure for application of license to operate as CA?
Where should the offices of CA located?
Are foreign CA recognized under the IT Act?
What is the validity period of the license?


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