Section 37: Suspension Of Digital Signature Certificate | The Information Technology Act, 2000

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(1) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (2), the Certifying Authority which has issued a Digital Signature Certificate may suspend such Digital Signature Certificate, -

  1. on receipt of a request to that effect from -
    1. the subscriber listed in the Digital Signature Certificate; or
    2. any person duly authorised to act on behalf of that subscriber;
  2. if it is of opinion that the Digital Signature Certificate should be suspended in public interest.

(2) A Digital Signature Certificate shall not be suspended for a period exceeding fifteen days unless the subscriber has been given an opportunity of being heard in the matter.

(3) On suspension of a Digital Signature Certificate under this section, the Certifying Authority shall communicate the same to the subscriber.

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