The Department of Telecommunications via an Office Memorandum dated 7th December, 2018 has issued directions / guidelines for surrender / cancellation of Wireless Operating License and destruction of Wireless Equipments.
A. For cancellation / surrender of Wireless Operating License / Decision Letter / Agreement in principle:
- The Applicant may submit an application along with the following documents to the concerned office from where the original Wireless Operating License/Decision letter/Agreement-in-Principle was issued/renewed-
- Original Wireless Operating License/Decision letter/Agreement-in- Principle
- Copy of FIR in case original document is lost,
- Copy of updated renewal certificate of Wireless Operating License/Decision letter/Agreement-in-Principle,
- A Destruction certificate for wireless equipments may be submitted within 30 days from date of issue.
2. The certificate should be issued by
- Engineer-In-charge / Engineer (Inspection) / Officer-In-Charge of Wireless Monitoring Station of the concerned jurisdiction or
- Valid Dealer Possession License (“DPL”) holder.
3. In case equipments are not destructed then following should be submitted within 30 days from the date of issue:
- Non Dealer Possession License (“NDPL”) for wireless equipments issued by Wireless Monitoring Station of the concerned jurisdiction or
- Buyback certificate for wireless equipments from DPL holder and Form III showing the stock position.
4. An undertaking by the applicant/DPL holder in compliance of disposal of e-waste generated through dismantling of wireless equipment.
B. For destruction of Wireless Equipments & issue of destruction certificate:
- All the electronic components of wireless equipment transformers, resistors, capacitors etc. to be removed from the equipments panel and disposed off.
- The wirings inside the panels of the equipment to be cut at two ends and jumbled.
- The transmitting / receiving antenna and its components may be disposed off.
- Confirmation of the above actions may be sent to WPC Wing, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications and the concerned office from where the original wireless license was issued.
- Also the DPL holder should invariably submit quarterly the record to this effect to DPL issuing authority.
- Records of destruction certificates may be kept by issuing authorities.
- The disposal of e-waste generated through dismantling of wireless equipments may be carried out through authorised dismantler or recycler as per the provisions / guidelines issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India from time to time.
Note: The possession of wireless equipment after expiry of Wireless Operating License / Decision Letter / Agreement in principle is violation of Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1933 and liable to be prosecuted under the said Act.
Source: Department of Telecommunications