Time stamping Service

How to avail time stamping service provided by CAs?

CAs provide time stamping service to its subscribers. If an organisation is interested in avail time-stamping service, they can avail the same directly from a CA or set it up in their premises with the help of the CA.

Is it mandatory for CAs to provide Time Stamping Service?

Yes. Time Stamping Service has been mandated in the Regulations under the IT Act for being offered by Certifying Authorities (CAs).

How is the reliability of the time stamp ensured?

For reliability, CA has to obtain the time from National Physical Laboratory (NPLI) who is the official time source in the country. A timestamp on the data by Timestamping service of CA (using the time obtained from NPLI) ensures reliability.