The Information Technology Act `2000

An Act to provide legal recognition for transactions carried out by means of electronic data interchange and other means of electronic communication, commonly referred to as "electronic commerce", which involve the use of alternatives to paper-based methods of communication and storage of information, to facilitate electronic filing of documents with the Government agencies and further to amend the Indian Penal Code, the Indian Evidence Act, 1872, the Banker's Books Evidence Act, 1891 and the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
2000
List of Chapters & Sections
  1. All sections

  2. 1
     Short title, extent, commencement and application
  3. 2
     Definitions
  4. 3
     Authentication of electronic records
  5. 3A
     Electronic signature
  6. 4
     Legal recognition of electronic records
  7. 5
     Legal recognition of electronic signatures
  8. 6
     Use of electronic records and electronic signatures in Government and its agencies
  9. 6A
     Delivery of services by service provider
  10. 7
     Retention of electronic records
  11. 7A
     Audit of documents, etc., maintained in electronic form
  12. 8
     Publication of rule, regulation, etc., in Electronic Gazette
  13. 9
     Sections 6, 7 and 8 not to confer right to insist document should be accepted in electronic form
  14. 10
     Power to make rules by Central Government in respect of electronic signature
  15. 10A
     Validity of contracts formed through electronic means
  16. 11
     Attribution of electronic records
  17. 12
     Acknowledgment of receipt
  18. 13
     Time and place of despatch and receipt of electronic record
  19. 14
     Secure electronic record
  20. 15
     Secure electronic signature
  21. 16
     Security procedures and practices
  22. 17
     Appointment of Controller and other officers
  23. 18
     Functions of Controller
  24. 19
     Recognition of foreign Certifying Authorities
  25. 20
     [Omitted.]
  26. 21
     Licence to issue electronic signature Certificates
  27. 22
     Application for licence
  28. 23
     Renewal of licence
  29. 24
     Procedure for grant or rejection of licence
  30. 25
     Suspension of licence
  31. 26
     Notice of suspension or revocation of licence
  32. 27
     Power to delegate
  33. 28
     Power to investigate contraventions
  34. 29
     Access to computers and data
  35. 30
     Certifying Authority to follow certain procedures
  36. 31
     Certifying Authority to ensure compliance of the Act, etc
  37. 32
     Display of licence
  38. 33
     Surrender of licence
  39. 34
     Disclosure
  40. 35
     Certifying authority to issue electronic signature Certificate
  41. 36
     Representations upon issuance of Digital signature Certificate
  42. 37
     Suspension of Digital Signature Certificate
  43. 38
     Revocation of Digital Signature Certificate
  44. 39
     Notice of suspension or revocation
  45. 40
     Generating key pair
  46. 40A
     Duties of subscriber of Electronic Signature Certificate
  47. 41
     Acceptance of Digital Signature Certificate
  48. 42
     Control of private key
  49. 43
     Penalty and compensation for damage to computer, computer system, etc
  50. 43A
     Compensation for failure to protect data
  51. 44
     Penalty for failure to furnish information, return, etc
  52. 45
     Residuary penalty
  53. 46
     Power to adjudicate
  54. 47
     Factors to be taken into account by the adjudicating officer
  55. 48
     Appellate Tribunal
  56. 49
     [Omitted.]
  57. 50
     [Omitted.]
  58. 51
     [Omitted.]
  59. 52
     [Omitted.]
  60. 52A
     [Omitted.]
  61. 52B
     [Omitted.]
  62. 52C
     [Omitted.]
  63. 52D
     Decision by majority
  64. 53
     [Omitted.]
  65. 54
     [Omitted.]
  66. 55
     Orders constituting Appellate Tribunal to be final and not to invalidate its proceedings
  67. 56
     [Omitted.]
  68. 57
     Appeal to Appellate Tribunal
  69. 58
     Procedure and powers of the Appellate Tribunal
  70. 59
     Right to legal representation
  71. 60
     Limitation
  72. 61
     Civil court not to have jurisdiction
  73. 62
     Appeal to High Court
  74. 63
     Compounding of contraventions
  75. 64
     Recovery of penalty or compensation
  76. 65
     Tampering with computer source documents
  77. 66
     Computer related offences
  78. 66A
     Punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, etc
  79. 66B
     Punishment for dishonestly receiving stolen computer resource or communication device
  80. 66C
     Punishment for identity theft
  81. 66D
     Punishment for cheating by personation by using computer resource
  82. 66E
     Punishment for violation of privacy
  83. 66F
     Punishment for cyber terrorism
  84. 67
     Punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form
  85. 67A
     Punishment for publishing or transmitting of material containing sexually explicit act, etc., in electronic form
  86. 67B
     Punishment for publishing or transmitting of material depicting children in sexually explicit act, etc., in electronic form
  87. 67C
     Preservation and retention of information by intermediaries
  88. 68
     Power of Controller to give directions
  89. 69
     Power to issue directions for interception or monitoring or decryption of any information through any computer resource
  90. 69A
     Power to issue directions for blocking for public access of any information through any computer resource
  91. 69B
     Power to authorise to monitor and collect traffic data or information through any computer resource for cyber security
  92. 70
     Protected system
  93. 70A
     National nodal agency
  94. 70B
     Indian Computer Emergency Response Team to serve as national agency for incident response
  95. 71
     Penalty for misrepresentation
  96. 72
     Penalty for Breach of confidentiality and privacy
  97. 72A
     Punishment for disclosure of information in breach of lawful contract
  98. 73
     Penalty for publishing electronic signature Certificate false in certain particulars
  99. 74
     Publication for fraudulent purpose
  100. 75
     Act to apply for offence or contravention committed outside India
  101. 76
     Confiscation
  102. 77
     Compensation, penalties or confiscation not to interfere with other punishment
  103. 77A
     Compounding of offences
  104. 77B
     Offences with three years imprisonment to be bailable
  105. 78
     Power to investigate offences
  106. 79
     Exemption from liability of intermediary in certain cases
  107. 79A
     Central Government to notify Examiner of Electronic Evidence
  108. 80
     Power of police officer and other officers to enter, search, etc
  109. 81
     Act to have overriding effect
  110. 81A
     Application of the Act to electronic cheque and truncated cheque
  111. 82
     Controller, Deputy Controller and Assistant Controller to be public servants
  112. 83
     Power to give directions
  113. 84
     Protection of action taken in good faith
  114. 84A
     Modes or methods for encryption
  115. 84B
     Punishment for abetment of offences
  116. 84C
     Punishment for attempt to commit offences
  117. 85
     Offences by companies
  118. 86
     Removal of difficulties
  119. 87
     Power of Central Government to make rules
  120. 88
     Constitution of Advisory Committee
  121. 89
     Power of Controller to make regulations
  122. 90
     Power of State Government to make rules
  123. 91
     [Omitted.]
  124. 92
     [Omitted.]
  125. 93
     [Omitted.]
  126. 94
     [Omitted.]