THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACT, 2000 ––––––––– ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS ––––––––– CHAPTER I PRELIMINARY SECTIONS 1. Short title, extent, commencement and application. 2. Definitions. CHAPTER II DIGITAL SIGNATURE AND ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE 3. Authentication of electronic records. 3A. Electronic signature. CHAPTER III ELECTRONIC GOVERNANCE 4. Legal recognition of electronic records. 5. Legal recognition of electronic signatures. 6. Use of electronic records and electronic signatures in Government and its agencies. 6A. Delivery of services by service provider. 7. Retention of electronic records. 7A. Audit of documents, etc., maintained in electronic form. 8. Publication of rule, regulation, etc., in Electronic Gazette. 9. Sections 6, 7 and 8 not to confer right to insist document should be accepted in electronic form. 10. Power to make rules by Central Government in respect of electronic signature. 10A. Validity of contracts formed through electronic means. CHAPTER IV ATTRIBUTION, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND DESPATCH OF ELECTRONIC RECORDS 11. Attribution of electronic records. 12. Acknowledgment of receipt. 13. Time and place of despatch and receipt of electronic record. CHAPTER V SECURE ELECTRONIC RECORDS AND SECURE ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE 14. Secure electronic record. 15. Secure electronic signature. 16. Security procedure and practices. CHAPTER VI REGULATION OF CERTIFYING AUTHORITIES 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. Appointment of Controller and other officers. Functions of Controller. Recognition of foreign Certifying Authorities. [Omitted.] Licence to issue electronic signature Certificates. Application for licence. Renewal of licence. Procedure for grant or rejection of licence. Suspension of licence. Notice of suspension or revocation of licence. 1

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