Please see the schedule of exam in the link.

After the result is declared, the license numbers are allotted by WPC HQ, New Delhi. Then the RLO Mumbai commence the process of issuing the license. Once the competed documents are received from the successful candidates, licenses are issued within 30 days.

The applicant needs to make the payment (Rs.5000 for 20 years or Rs.10000 for lifetime) in the Bharatkosh portal. The applicant has to produce the receipt of payment along with a stamped self-addressed envelope, two photos and a letter (Form 1-A). for the issue of license showing the correspondence address. The license is sent through the registered post/ speed post.

Yes. The office need to be intimated in advance. An authorization letter from the applicant is required in case the license is to be collected by a third person.

Immediately register an FIR with the local police in the area where it was lost. Submit the FIR, along with the copies of all documents proving the identity of the applicant and photo copies of the lost RTR to RLO Mumbai with a request for duplicate license. A fee for Rs.500/- also required to be paid in the Bharatkosh website. The receipt of that payments also should be submitted for the duplicate license.

It is preferable that the applicant should apply within 30 days of publishing of result. The list of licenses issued shall be displayed in this website.

Amendment in the license particulars are accepted subject to the submission of the relevant documents. For example, a name change is required, then the applicant has to produce the gazette publishing the change of name. Rs.1000/- is the fee for amendment of license. However if an error has occurred in the license, then that can be corrected once the applicant approach the RLO, Mumbai with proper documents.

Please see the schedule of exam in the link.

Once the completed documents are received from the successful candidates, licenses are issued within 30 days.

(i)An application in the prescribed proforma.(Link here) (ii)Bharatkosh receipt for Rs.5000/ for 20 years license and Rs.10000/- for lifetime license. (iii)A stamped self-addressed envelope. (iv)Two photographs. The license is sent through the registered post/ speed post.

Yes. The office need to be intimated in advance. An authorization letter is required in case the license is to be collected by a third person.

Immediately register an FIR with the local police in the area where it was lost. Submit the FIR, along with the copies of all documents proving the identity of the applicant and photo copies of the lost GOC to RLO Mumbai with a request for duplicate license. A fee for Rs.500/- also required to be paid in the Bharatkosh website. The receipt of that payment also should be submitted for the duplicate license.

Yes. All passed candidates should apply before expiry of their Provisional certificate.

Amendment in the license particulars are accepted subject to the submission of the relevant documents. For example, a name change is required, then the applicant has to produce the gazette publishing the change of name. Rs.1000/- is the fee for amendment of license. However if an error has occurred in the license, then that can be corrected once the applicant approach the RLO, Mumbai with proper documents.

Ans: USR stands for Ultra-High-Frequency Short Range Radio which uses Ultra High Frequency (350 to 351 MHz band) for point to point voice communication. The channel allocation is done by Regional Licensing Office, Western Region, Mumbai based on the area of operation of the licensee.

Ans: Any Individual/Company/Firm/Government/Private entity may apply for USR License. The applicant should be in the jurisdiction of RLO, Mumbai.

Ans: No it is only used as a single frequency channel operating in semi-duplex mode.

Ans: (i) The applicant may apply as per the jurisdiction of RLO which in turn is governed by the location of operation of radios.(Link here) (ii) After scrutinizing the application a Letter of Intent (LOI) is issued through which the applicant is asked to make payment of applicable spectrum fee through Bharatkosh portal. (iii) After receiving the payment receipt, a Decision Letter (D/L) is issued which indicates the technical parameters of the permitted wireless hand-held radios. (iv) The applicant may procure the hand-held radios from authorized dealers (DPL Holder) as per parameters in the D/L and submit their Invoice to issue operating license.

Ans: The validity of operating license is one year from the last date of the month of issue of LOI.

Ans: At present only hard copy may be sent to RLO. The process of online portal is underway.

Ans: Please see the Fee detail Link.

Ans: A USR License is issued for one year and being renewed every year after paying the applicable spectrum charges.

And: After submission of the relevant documents, as a thumb rule it takes around: (i) To issue LOI= 15 Days, (ii) To issue Decision Letter= 15 Days, (iii) To issue WOL = 15 Days

Ans: Renewable for a maximum period of 2 Years.

Ans: Through Bharatkosh portal (LINK)

Ans: The license proposed to be cancelled to be valid as on the date of application. An application for surrender the license may be submitted along with original license and Destruction Certificate of the Hand-held radios as per the procedure (LINK). After verification, a surrender certificate will be issued.

Ans: Please see the Fee detail Link.

The Max. Permitted RF Power: 4W. Bandwidth: 11 KHz.

Ans: Yes the Licence is issued for area of 5 KM radius around specific location of operation.

Ans: As a license is location specific, a separate license should be taken for another location following the procedure as described earlier.

Ans: FIR should be lodged with the police authorities. FIR of lost license along with Rs. 500/- Bharatkosh payment receipt may be sent for issuing Duplicate License.

Ans: The maximum RF power permitted under license free hand-held radios is 0.5 watt limiting the range of operation. The frequency of USR radios is lower than free-band radios which results in improvement of clarity due to line of sight advantage in the case of USR. Further there are regulatory restrictions in the use of license-free radios also. For the professional communication purpose, the USR may be preferred.

Ans: After obtaining Decision Letter, the USR radios may be procured from authorized dealer having a valid Dealer Possession License (DPL) issued by this Ministry.

Ans: An Experimental License is issued to telecom industry for conducting experiment for R%26D, Testing etc involving the use of wireless apparatus. To learn more please see this link here

Experiment that are conducted with the live transmitter connected to the antenna and transmitting radio waves is an example of radiating environment whereas the live transmitter if terminated by a matched impedance load in place of antenna is a non-radiating case. Both categories of experimental licenses can be obtained from RLO, Mumbai. However in the radiating category explicit frequency authorization is required to be issued by WPC HQ, New Delhi.

Ans: The various categories of licenses may be found in this LINK.

Ans: Yes. Provisions are incorporated in the OM to manufacture wireless products under certain prescribed conditions. To learn more please see this LINK.

Ans: There is a provision for demonstration which can help the manufacturer to conduct the demo at user’s premises. But sale of any wireless equipment for use in India is governed by the relevant provisions of the Indian Telegraph Act (not by the above mentioned OM) which is binding the seller as well as the end user.

Ans: The applicant need to submit the documents to RLO, Mumbai as per the provisions in the OM given in the LINK. The application proforma is given in the annexure to the OM

Ans: Each category has a specific license fee. Please read the OM to find the appropriate fee for the relevant category given in the LINK.

Ans: The newly introduced experimental licenses shall be issued in place of the old license after examining the requirements of the applicant in the context of the OM given in the LINK. The applicant need to submit a new application in the proforma given in the annexure to the OM and have to surrender the earlier license to RLO, Mumbai.

Application for MMSL has to be made along with the following – (a) Application form with equipment details duly certified by GOC holder. (b) Copy of ship certificate of registry issued by MMD/Port authorities. (c) Copy of name, call sign and MMSI allotment letter. (d) Online bharatkosh payment receipt (The fee is applicable from the date of registration of the vessel) Jurisdiction of RLO: Link here

If all the details/documents required for grant of license are not available, applicant may apply for grant of Short Term Permit which is valid for three months. Copy of name, call sign and MMSI allotment letter and bharatkosh payment receipt are required for grant of STP. As the name implies, this is a kind of temporary permit to maintain the installation of the communication and navigation equipment in the vessel to be treated as authorized under Indian Telegraph Act.

License is issued within thirty days.

No. All applications are processed in the chronological order in which they are received at RLO Mumbai.

You can apply for grant of MMSL with all the required documents. In such cases license fee along with late fee has to be paid from the date of installation of GMDSS equipment or from the date of ship registry. Late fee @2% per month compounded annually (minimum 250/-) is applicable.

STP (maritime) is valid for three months. Validity of MMSL is one year to five years.

License fee for STP (maritime) is 5000/- which is valid only for 3 months. License fee for MMSL is 5000/- per year. Fee upto a maximum of five years can be paid at a time.

No. Only the payment has to be made via online bharatkosh portal.

Equipment can be imported only after issue of STP/MMSL.

Applicant can apply for renewal of MMSL along with the following – a) Copy of the MMSL to be renewed b) Copy of ship registry c) Copy of call sign and MMSI allotment letter d) Online bharatkosh payment receipt including late fee if applicable

Apply for renewal of license with the required documents. Late fee @ 2% per month compounded annually (minimum 250/-) is applicable.

Application for cancellation has to be made along with following – a) Original MMSL. b) Online bharatkosh payment receipt for pending payment dues if any on the date of cancellation.

Apply for grant of new MMSL along with the required documents and the previously issued (MMSL issued under the earlier ownership) original license.

Get a cancellation/NOC letter from the concerned RLO. Apply for grant of new license at RLO Mumbai with all the required documents and the cancellation/NOC letter.

Application for AMSL has to be made along with the following – (a) Application form with equipment details duly certified by AME holder. (b) Copy of aircraft certificate of registry issued by DGCA. (c) Online bharatkosh payment receipt. (The fee is applicable from the date of registration of the Aircraft) Jurisdiction of RLO: Link here

If all the details/documents required for grant of Aeronautical Mobile Station License are not available, applicant may apply for STP (Aero), which is valid for three months. As the name implies, STP is a kind of temporary permit to maintain the installation of the communication and navigation equipment in the aircraft to be treated as authorized under Indian Telegraph Act.

License is issued within thirty days.

No. All applications are processed in the chronological order in which they are received at RLO Mumbai.

Applicant can apply for STP (Aero) along with the following – a) Letter from DGCA recommending the same b) Application form c) Bharatkosh payment receipt

License fee for STP (aero) is 5000/- which is valid only for 3 months. License fee for AMSL is 5000/- per year. Fee upto a maximum of five years can be paid at a time.

Applicant can apply for renewal of AMSL along with the following – a) Copy of the AMSL to be renewed b) Copy of aircraft registry c) Online bharatkosh payment receipt including late fee if applicable

Application for cancellation has to be made along with following – a) Original AMSL b) Online bharatkosh payment receipt for pending payment dues if any on the date of cancellation

Apply for grant of AMSL along with the required documents and the previously issued (AMSL issued under the earlier ownership) original license.

Get a cancellation/NOC letter from the concerned RLO . Apply for grant of license at RLO Mumbai with all the required documents and the cancellation/NOC letter.

An Equipment Type Approval (ETA) is a one-time issued certificate for a specific model of the equipment operating in a license free frequency band. ETA essentially is a statement that proclaim that the certified device conform to Indian radio regulations and can be deployed in India. When such models are imported from abroad, it is mandatory that the importer should have ETA for that model in addition to the import license. If the devices are assembled or manufactured in India, such devices also should have a unique ETA for each model before it is sold in India.

There are certain frequency bands identified for commercial as well as domestic use known as de-licensed bands. The wireless devices can work in this band without a wireless license from WPC Wing of Ministry of Communications. The devices though may not require a Wireless license, but they do require either an ETA issued by Regional Licensing Office of WPC Wing or an ETA obtained through a self-declaration mode. The Wi-Fi devices, Bluetooth devices, RFID devices, certain IoT devices, low power devices used in Industry, Short Range Devices (SRD) etc. are examples of wireless devices working in license free band. These devices can be found either as standalone devices or fitted as a module inside another electronic device, but ETA is required in either of the cases.

In India, the license free bands are notified periodically as per the requirement of the industry and in conformity to the radio regulations of ITU-R (International Telecommunication Union) as adapted in India. These notifications often indicate the technical parameters and other conditions to be observed when devices capable of working in such bands are used in India. The delicensed devices certified by FCC, EU etc, though are free to use in USA, Europe etc., however it is not necessary that they would conform entirely as per Indian notification. In order to ensure that those devices which are imported are in compliance of the Indian Radio regulations, their examination and subsequent ETA certification is mandatory before they can be used in India.

Yes ETA is required for all those devices, including those electronic devices used in Entertainment, Industrial, Education etc. wherever such modules are found inside the devices. However it may be noted that only one ETA is issued per each model of the device.

If a wireless module (e.g. Wi-Fi), operating in delicensed band, is there inside an electronic device with a specific model number, then ETA is required for that model. If the model number is changed by the manufacturer, then the applicant has to apply for fresh ETA even though the same wireless module is used inside the device. For example, if two devices, one model each of Home theater and a Audio Video(AV) device both using the same Wi-Fi module are brought in bulk, then the importer should have one ETA for the Home theater model and one ETA for the Audio Video device model irrespective of the quantity.

ETA is valid for the lifetime of that particular model.Yes the ETA approval can be used by any importer without any authorisation from ETA holder.

Yes, the ETA is issued only for a particular model and not for ‘series’ of models.

There are two categories of ETA: (i) ETA Issued by RLO, Mumbai (ii) Self-declared ETA

The DGFT Exim policy distinguish between ‘restricted’ and ‘free’ items imported. Those equipment imported which work in the delicensed band and fall in the free category as per Customs manual, the importer should apply for self-declared ETA. In case of other items, the applicant should approach RLO, Mumbai for ETA. Please read the guidelines issued in this regard for more information. Please read in the ETA Orders section of "Forms and Orders download" page of this website.

The following printed documents are required to be submitted to RLO, Mumbai: (i)Application in the prescribed proforma. (ii)RF test report issued by an accredited lab for the model for which ETA is sought. (iii) Undertaking from the applicant stating that he/she has not applied for ETA for the same model in any other RLO s. (iv) Technical specification of the model. (v) Bharatkosh payment receipt for Rs.10000/ as ETA fee.

This is issued through self-declared mode in the Saral Sanchar website. The applicant has to register in the website and file the above mentioned documents after scanning. The process is self-explanatory.(Link here)

Rs. 10000/- per Model.

The payment through Bharatkosh portal (Link here).

It will be issued within 30 days if all documents are submitted correctly.

No. Import license should be obtained separately from RLO, Mumbai on the basis of ETA s which are issued by any Regional Licensing Offices. For the self-declared ETA s, however, it can be generated from the same Saral Sanchar website. The later process is also self-explanatory.

The ETA is issued only at RLO. The applicant approach the RLO with the documents as mentioned above. In the case of drones and other flying objects, ETA is issued only for the RF module fitted inside the drone which is used for remote control. It should be noted that the import license for such devices are not issued by RLO. But the applicant has to approach DGCA (Director General of Civil Aviation) for import permit with the copy of the ETA.Please read here for more information.

Please go to the import section of FAQ. It is explained there.

An Import Licence is a permission issued by Notification No.71-Customs dated September 25, 1953, under Section 19 of Sea Custom Act 1878 (VIII of 1878) to import 'restricted' products, as defined by Customs manual and is used in the wireless communication, navigation, broadcasting etc.

The application may be filled in performa (Link here) and submitted to RLO as per the jurisdiction (Link here) along with the following documents: (i)Non-refundable Import fee for Rs.500/- to be paid in Bharatkosh portal and receipt for the payment. (ii)WPC frequency assignment for new equipment or WPC permission for replacement/supplement of equipment. (If applicable) (iii)Valid DPL of the equipment dealer. (If applicable) (iv)Copy of MMSL/AMSL. (if applicable) (v)Copy of stock register for GMDSS equipment if imported for stock purpose. (vi)Network security letter for service providers. (vii)Undertaking from service providers for the equipment adhering to quality standards. (viii)Copy of ETA. (if applicable) (ix)Signed Purchase order/orders. (x)Signed proforma invoice/invoices. (xi)Technical information of the product.

.No. The applicant has to submit the hard copies of all the documents. The import license is also issued in the paper form. There is also a provision to send the import license digitally signed by email, if the information could be filled in the application.

It will be issued in 20-30 days from the date of application provided that the appliocant submitted all relevant documents.

(a) Completed COP-23 form (b) experience certificate (as explained in COP-23 form). (c) printed copy of receipt of fee paid online (d) Copy of CDC (for proof of experience of not less than 6 months within 5 years immediately preceding the date of expiry of license) (e) Copy of COC (f) Copy of GMDSS GOC (g) self addressed stamped envelope.
The above documents could be submitted either by Post or Courier or by hand(during office timings only)

No. Only photocopy of the documents attested by a Gazetted Office should be sent.

It generally takes about 30 days after the application is received. Efforts are being made to reduce it to 20 days.

It is not available at present. However, the same may be available in the near future

Rs.5000 for 20 years or Rs.10000 for lifetime.

It is the day when the applicant is expected to attain 80 years of age.

Online payment is done through the website www.bharatkosh.gov.in

No. Such provisions have been discontinued.

Yes.The documents should be attested by a Gazetted officer before sending it since these documents are not cross verified by the RLO, Mumbai with respect to their originals at the time of renewal.

The status can be found in the website by entering your GOC number and date of birth in the status search page.

The data is updated once in a week, normally on all Fridays.

Efforts are made to update the information at regular intervel. You may contact the office through email to find out the status if your query is not answered in the FAQ. Wait for a week or so. In case no response to your query, then you may conatct office telephonically.All are advised to use the telephone sparingly, as the number of staff is limited at RLO, Mumbai

Yes, your status will be known if you perform the search operation in the website. Once the 'Renewal despatched on...' status is found, please check up within 10 days with that local post office which was submitted as the address in the self addressed envelope. No tracking details will be provided by this office.

The renewal is normally sent by Post if the self stamped envelope is given along with the application.The applicant can also collect it by hand either by himself or through an authorised person. But prior intimation need to be sent to the RLO for such an arrangement. However it will be the responsibilty of the applicant to arrange for the collection of the document from the office in case the Post office return it to the office when the applicant fails to receive it from the postman

A Gazetted officer is notified by the Central Government or by the State Government through the Indian Gazette. Central and State Class A officers, Doctors of Govt Hospitals, Principals of Govt. Colleges and Head Masters of Govt. Schools are Gazetted Officers. Please see the Wikipedia Link

GOC can be renewed either for 20 years or for Lifetime.

The GOC should be renewed before its expiry. The documents for renewals should reach the RLO before the date of expiry of GOC. As per the extant rules, the application for renewal can be submitted upto 1 year prior to its renewal.

Apart from the documents mandated for regular renewal mentioned above, an additional late fee has to be paid along with the regular fee and the receipt for the total fee (renewal fee + late fee) has to be submitted.

The late fee is to be paid at a rate of 2% (per each late month) of the renewal fee (Rs.10000/ or Rs.5000 as the case may be) subject to a minimum of Rs.250/-. The receipt for late payment also should be submitted along with other documents before the deadline of the late period. For example when a payment of Rs.10000/- is made for GOC expiring on 20th September 2019, the late fee would be Rs.250/- if paid and receipt submitted before 19th October 2019 and Rs.400/ before 19th November, 2019 and so on.

You have to submit a copy of the GOC, an FIR lodged with the police for the loss of original Certificate and receipt of online payment of fee of Rs.500/- .

No. RLO Mumbai renews only those certificates which are issued by it. Applicant should not submit the renewal application to RLO Mumbai for the GOC Certificates issued by other RLO s and Head Quarters.

Go to the payment website(www.bharatkosh.gov.in). Follow the procedure as described in the Guide given in the link here. Please ensure that CCA Mumbai PAO code(008604) and DDO code(208605) are correctly selected (select purpose only as 'GMDSS License') while making payment failing which the renewal may liable to be rejected.

The license will not be renewed until the license type and DDO code are corrected. (i)Go to the payment website(www.bharatkosh.gov.in). Following the same payment steps illustrated at (22) above, make another payment for the same amount after choosing the correct license type and the right PAO/DDO code. (ii) Apply for refund to the appropriate payment authority (concerned CCA/PAO office) for the incorrect payment made earlier.For this an application in a plain paper along with the copy of the Transaction receipt should be sent to the payment authority for the refund of unutilized payment