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Verification of credentials prior to issuance of Digital Signature

In continuation to the Office Order No. CCA/DC(T)/2013-98 dated 2nd August 2013, and discussions with all CAs on 06.09.2013, the following directions are being issued for strict compliance.

F.No. CCA/DC(T)/2013-98

Government of India

Ministry of Communications & Information Technology

Department of Electronics & Information Technology

Office of Controller of Certifying Authorities

New Delhi

06th September, 2013.

OFFICE ORDER

Subject:- Verification of credentials prior to issuance of Digital Signature Certificate (DSC).

In continuation to the Office Order No. CCA/DC(T)/2013-98 dated 2nd August 2013, and discussions with all CAs on 06.09.2013, the following directions are being issued for strict compliance.

1. DSC will be issued by the CAs only after the application form (with Ink signature) and supporting documents (duly attested as per the minutes of the CA meeting held on 7th October, 2010) have been physically received and verified at the CAs premises.

2. The above will come into force from 1st October, 2013.

(T. A. Khan

Controller of Certifying Authorities

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F.No. CCA/DC(T)/2013-98

Government of India

Ministry of Communications & Information Technology

Office of Controller of Certifying Authorities

Department of Electronics & Information Technology

New Delhi

02nd August 2013

OFFICE ORDER

Subject :- Verification of credentials prior to issuance of Digital Signature Certificate (DSC).

It has been brought to our notice that the verification process prior to issuance of DSC is not being strictly followed. The following directions are therefore being issued to be followed by all Certifying Authorities:

1. The CAs must confirm that the DSC issuance process does not operate at any time in automatic approval mode.

2. The CAs must ensure that all supporting documents have been received along with the application form before commencing the issuance of a DSC.

3. Application form along with the supporting documents must be available for inspection at CA end within 15 days of issuance of DSC.

4. CCA will depute Auditors to the CA sites to carry out random checks to ascertain that the above are followed. Any default will be dealt as per relevant provisions of the IT Act.

5. The above comes into force with immediate effect.

(T. A. Khan)

Controller of Certifying Authorities

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