Functions And Roles of OCC

Role and Function of the Controller as per Electronic Transaction Act

  • Licensing Certifying Authorities (CAs) under the Electronic Transaction Act and exercising supervision over their activities.
  • Controller of Certifying Authorities as the Root Authority certifies the technologies and practices of all the Certifying Authorities licensed to issue Digital Signature Certificates
  • Certifying the public keys of the CAs, i.e. their Digital Signature
  • Certificates more commonly known as Public Key Certificates (PKCs).
  • Laying down the standards to be maintained by the CAs,
  • Addressing the issues related to the licensing process including:
    • Approving the Certification Practice Statement(CPS);
    • Auditing the physical and technical infrastructure of the applicants through a panel of auditors maintained by the CCA