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    Information technology Act, 2000


    Chapter I : Preliminary

    1 Short title, Extent, Commencement and application

    2 Definitions

    Chapter II : Digital Signature

    3 Authentication of electronic records

    Chapter III Electronic Governance

    4 Legal recognition of electronic records

    5 Legal recognition of digital signatures

    6 Use of electronic records and digital signatures in Government and its agencies

    7 Retention of electronic records

    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 digital signature

    Chapter IV : Attribution, Acknowledgement and Despatch of Electronic records

    11 Attribution of electronic records

    12 Acknowledgement of receipt

    13 Time and place of despatch and receipt of electronic record

    Chapter V : Secure Electronic records and secure digital signatures

    14 Secure electronic record

    15 Secure digital signature

    16 Security procedure

    Chapter VI : Regulation of Certifying Authorities

    17 Appointment of Controller and other officers

    18 Functions of Controller

    19 Recognition of foreign Certifying Authorities

    20 Controller to act as repository

    21 Licence to issue Digital Signature Certificates

    22 Application for licence

    23 Renewal of licence

    24 Procedure for grant or rejection of licence

    25 Suspension of licence

    26 Notice of suspension or revocation of licence

    27 Power to delegate

    28 Power to investigate contraventions

    29 Access to computers and data

    30 Certifying Authority to follow certain procedures

    31 Certifying Authority to ensure compliance of the Act, etc.

    32 Display of licence

    33 Surrender of licence

    34 Disclosure

    Chapter VII : Digital Signature Certificates

    35 Certifying authority to issue Digital Signature Certificate

    36 Representations upon issuance of Digital Signature Certificate

    37 Suspension of Digital Signature Certificate

    38 Revocation of Digital Signature Certificate

    39 Notice of suspension or revocation

    Chapter VIII : Duties of Subscribers

    40 Generating key pair

    41 Acceptance of Digital Signature Certificate

    42 Control of private key

    43 Penalty for damage to computer, computer system, etc.

    44 Penalty for failure to furnish information, return, etc.

    45 Residuary penalty

    46 Power to adjudicate

    47 Factors to be taken into account by the adjudicating officer

    Chapter X : The Cyber Regulations Appellate Tribunal

    48 Establishment of Cyber Appellate Tribunal

    49 Composition of Cyber Appellate Tribunal

    50 Qualifications for appointment as Presiding Officer for the Cyber Appellate Tribunal

    51 Term of office

    52 Salary, allowances and other terms and conditions of service of Presiding Officer

    53 Filling up of vacancies

    54 Resignation and removal

    55 Orders constituting Appellate Tribunal to be final and not to invalidate its proceedings

    56 Staff of the Cyber Appellate Tribunal

    57 Appeal to Cyber Regulations Appellate Tribunal

    58 Procedure and powers of the Cyber Appellate Tribunal

    59 Right to legal representation

    60 Limitation

    61 Civil court not to have jurisdiction

    62 Appeal to High Court

    63 Compounding of contraventions

    64 Recovery of penalty

    Chapter XI : Offences

    65 Tampering with computer source documents

    66 Hacking with Computer system

    67 Publishing of information which is obscene in electronic form

    68 Power of the Controller to give directions

    69 Directions of Controller to a subscriber to extend facilities to decrypt information

    70 Protected system

    71 Penalty for misrepresentation

    72 Breach of confidentiality and privacy

    73 Penalty for publishing Digital Signature Certificate false in certain particulars

    74 Publication for fraudulent purpose

    75 Act to apply for offence or contravention committed outside India

    76 Confiscation

    77 Penalties and confiscation not to interfere with other punishments

    78 Power to investigate offences

    Chapter XII : Network service providers not to be liable in certain cases

    79 Network service providers not to be liable in certain cases

    Chapter XIII : Miscellaneous

    80 Power of police officer and other officers to enter, search, etc.

    81 Act to have overriding effect

    82 Controller, Deputy Controller and Assistant Controllers to be public servants

    83 Power to give directions

    84 Protection of action taken in good faith

    85 Offences by companies

    86 Removal of difficulties

    87 Power of Central Government to make rules

    88 Constitution of Advisory Committee

    89 Power of Controller to make regulations

    90 Power of State Government to make rules

    91 Amendment of Act 45 of 1860

    92 Amendment of Act 1 of 1872

    93 Amendment of Act 18 of 1891

    94 Amendment of Act 2 of 1934


    Schedule 1 Amendments to the Indian Penal Code

    Schedule 2 Amendments to the Indian Evidence Act, 1872

    Schedule 3 Amendments to the Bankers' Books Evidence Act, 1891

    Schedule 4 Amendments to the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934

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