DOT OSP License Registration
Application Drafting & Filing
About DOT OSP License Registration
OSP stands for Other Service Providers referring to the service provided in the Telecommunication Industry which uses telecom resources. It involves BPO/call centers, e-commerce, telebanking, telemedicine,-education, and other IT enabled services. Department of Telecommunication under the New Telecom Policy (NTP) 1999 made it compulsory for OSPs using telecom resources to obtain License.
- Certificate of Incorporation of Private Limited Company
- Memorandum of Association (MOA) and Articles of Association (AOA)
- Board of Resolution or Power of Attorney authorizing the authorized signatory
- Name of Business and Activities Proposed
- List of Directors
- Present Shareholding
The license for OSP is valid for a period of 20 years, if not expressly mentioned otherwise. Annual Return of an OSP is submitted to the Department of Telecommunication mentioning the activities undertaken and present status of OSP. Further, annual return for OSP License renewal must be submitted with 6 months of completion of the financial year. It is noteworthy that it is mandatory for OSPs to maintain compliance with the Terms and Conditions prescribed by the Department of Telecommunication for OSPs.
OSP registration is mandatory for service providers in India providing services like telemedicine, tele-education, telebanking, tele-training, call center, e-commerce, network operation center, other IT Enabled Services and is using telecom resources.
What is the validity of License?
OSP License is valid for 20 years from the date of issue which can be extended up to 10 years each time it is renewed.
More than one registration can be obtained by the company?
Yes, after receiving registration for one location, the OSP can apply for another location providing the OSP license of the obtained location and a copy of incorporation by ROC.
Is OSP registration is transferrable?
No. Transfer of OSP registration from one Private Limited Company to another is prohibited by the DOT.
What if the annual return is not submitted?
Those OSPs who do not submit the annual return for consecutive three years will be put in the dormant list and their registration will be canceled after keeping them for two years in the dormant list. Such a list would be made available on the DOT website.
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