Government of India
Wireless Planning & Coordination Wing
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
Department of Telecommunications
 
Frequently Asked Questions
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1: What are the different types of licenses issued by WPC?
2:How Network License is different from Non-Network License?
3:Do all wireless products require a license to operate?
4:What are the license- free bands? What are the wireless products that are exempted from licensing for possession and use?
5:If a particular product is exempted from license, still I need to notify WPC about it before use? Can I import the same without need of any license?
6: What is the procedure to obtain a license from WPC?
7:I am unable to complete the step 1 above?
8:If I make a mistake while filling on-line application, how can I rectify the mistake?
9:Is the above procedure is uniform for all types of license?
10: While filing my application on-line, I found the equipment library do not have the equipments that I intent to use. How can I update the equipment library?
11:While filing my application for Network license On-Line, I have skipped the creation of station, creation of site section etc. Whether it will be accepted by WPC?
12:Where I can find the proformas for filling the Hard copy of my application?
13:While filling the On-line application I am unable to select the appropriate network that suits my requirement?
14:How can I import a wireless product?
15:Is the license procedures same for individual wireless users and Companies?
16:How can I find the status of my application On-Line?
17:Do I need to physically come to WPC, New Delhi to get a license?
18:Where are the WPC regional offices located?
19:Do the regional offices issue all categories of License?
20:If I am from a small town, which is the nearest Office I can approach for getting a license?
21:What are DPL and NDPL?
22:Who can issue DPL and NDPL?
23:Are there any consultant offices, authorised by WPC to do my liaison work with WPC?
24:What shall I do to renew my license? Are all licenses renewable?
25:How can I get my license Cancelled?
26:How can I get a duplicate license?
27:If my licensed wireless product becomes faulty how can I get it replaced with a new one?
28:What is NFAP?
29:What are STP and LOA?
30:What is SACFA? What is the procedure to get SACFA clearance?
31:What is ETA? What is the procedure to get an ETA?
32:What are the fees to be paid for various categories of License?
33:What is the difference between Royalty fees and License Fees? What are Spectrum fees?
34:What are the examinations conducted by WPC? Name of the certificates currently issued and max validity period of each certificate.
35:Where I can take the examinations? Who will issue the certificates?
36:Does WPC provide any training prior to the examinations?
37:Are there any institutes authorised to give training? If so what are their addresses?
38:What shall I do if my query is not answered by the questions above?
39: How to obtain the wireless operating licence for satellite Phone (INMARSAT terminals) ?
   
         
         
    What are the different types of licenses issued by WPC?    
    Network License to operate:    
   
1) Beacon
2) CORDECT/CDMA
3) Captive Radio paging
4) Wide Area Radio Paging
5) Captive Radio Trunking
6) Public Mobile Radio Trunking Service(PMRTS)
7) Captive VSAT
8) Commercial VSAT
9) GSM
10) Earth station for foreign mission
11) Experimental
12) FM Community Broadcast
13) FM Broadcast
14) SW Broadcast
15) Terrestrial Broadcast
16) Fixed/Mobile-HF/VHF/UHF-Land Based
17) Fixed/Mobile-HF/VHF/UHF-Land Based(additional category)
18) HF/VHF for Foreign Mission
19) MW Broadcast
20) MW link for Foreign Mission
21) MW link for Cellular(GSM)
22) MW link for WLL(CDMA)
23) MW link for Point to Point Communication
24) MW link for Point to Multipoint(for ISP,ILD,NLD)
25) MW link for wide area Radio Paging
26) Radar
27) Remote Controller
28) SCADA
29) Satellite Broadcast
30) Satellite Network-Gateway for ISP,ILD,NLD
31) Satellite Network-Receive only Earth Station
32) Satellite News Gathering
33) Shot Range UHF Hand Held Radio (USR)
34) Spread Spectrum
35) TV Receive Only Dish Antenna(TVRO) for Foreign Mission
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    Non-Network License to operate:    
   
1) Aero mobile Station
2) Dealer Possession License(DPL)
3) Non-Dealer Possession License(NDPL)
4) Demonstration
5) Import
6) Maritime Mobile Station
7) Operator's License For GMDSS
8) Operator's License For COP
9) Operator's License For Amateurs
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    How Network License is different from Non-Network License?    
   
The division is based on the procedure adopted for licensing. Frequency allocation and Creation of Station are two important procedures in creating Network License. For Non-network license, Earmarked frequencies (pre-allocated frequencies) are available as per International and National Norms to be chosen from whereas in certain cases of Non-Network licenses,frequencies are not required to be assigned at all.
   
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    Do all wireless products require a license to operate?    
 
With the exception of a few low power devices that operate in the license-free band, Broadcasting Reciver, TVRO System rest of all equipments requires a license to operate.
   
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    What are the license- free bands? What are the wireless products that are exempted from licensing for possession and use?    
  Please check the following Links.    
 
1) Indoor use of low power wireless equipments in the frequency band 2.4GHz to 2.4835GHz.
2) Use of low power wireless equipments in the frequency band 2.4GHz to 2.4835GHz
3) Indoor use of low power wireless equipments in the frequency band 5GHz
4) Indoor use of low power wireless equipments in the frequency band 5GHz-Amndment
5) Outdoor use of wireless equipments in the frequency band 5.825-5.875GHz
6) Use of low power wireless equipments in the frequency band 865-867MHz for RFID
7) Use of low power wireless equipments in the frequency band 865-867MHz for RFID-Amendment
8) Use of low power wireless equipment in the 335MHz band fro remote control of Cranes
9) Use of low power wireless equipment in the 335MHz band fro remote control of Cranes-Amendment
10) Use of low power wireless equipments in the Citizen Band 26.957-27.383MHz
11) Use of low power wireless equipments in the Citizen Band 26.957-27.383MHz-Amendment
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    If a particular product is exempted from license, still I need to notify WPC about it before use? Can I import the same without need of any license?    
 
If the product is not Type Approved, then it is required to inform WPC and obtain Type Approval from WPC. Import License is required from WPC to import any equipment, other than Broadcasting Reciver and TVRO System.
   
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    What is the procedure to obtain a license from WPC?    
 
1) File the license application on-line in www.wpc.dot.gov.in in the appropriate category without skipping any steps
2) After filling on-line, Read the Checklist Provided.
3) After filling on-line, take a print out of the application ID.
4) Submit a hard copy of the relevant application form along with a copy of the print out of application ID to WPC office / RLO as the case may be.
5) Follow the subsequent instruction from WPC. Keep a watch on the status of the license application on the Web site.
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    I am unable to complete the step 1 above?    
 
Please create a user profile with an ID for filing the application. Log in the Web site use this ID and follow the instructions. Use the Help Demo given for filing the application.
   
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    If I make a mistake while filling on-line application, how can I rectify the mistake?    
 
Log-in to your own profile created in the website. Click the 'modify license application' link. Do the necessary correction and log-out. This modification is allowed only till 5PM on the day the application was submitted after which the data transfer would take place from the Web server to WPC application server.
   
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    Is the above procedure is uniform for all types of license?    
 
Yes the procedure is same for types of license except for Satellite based licenses. For various satellite licenses, On-line filing is not mandatory. The Hard copy of the relevant application can be submitted at WPC without application ID.
   
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    While filing my application on-line, I found the equipment library do not have the equipments that I intent to use. How can I update the equipment library?    
 
The Wireless equipment that you want to procure is not listed in the Equipment library. The technical specification of the equipment has to be provided to the concerned RLO in Soft and hard copies to update the equipment library .After submission of these particulars, the equipment library will get updated next day. Please follow the instructions given in Help Demo section.
   
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    While filing my application for Network license On-Line, I have skipped the creation of station, creation of site section etc. Whether it will be accepted by WPC?    
 
No; if the mandatory information (shown in red colour) is not filled in, your application will be rejected. You are advised to fill in all mandatory and non-mandatory information to the maximum extent and precisely. Please follow the instructions given in Help Demo section.
   
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    Where I can find the proformas for filling the Hard copy of my application?    
  Please check the link.    
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    While filling the On-line application I am unable to select the appropriate network that suits my requirement?    
 
First select the appropriate service depending on the application and then select the network for that service. It is also advisable to select the desired channels in the ‘Desired Frequency’ section
   
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    How can I import a wireless product?    
  An import license from WPC is required to import any wireless equipment. The procedure is same as explained in question 6 above.    
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    Is the license procedures same for individual wireless users and Companies?    
  Yes.    
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    How can I find the status of my application On-Line?    
  Log-in at the WPC web site. Then click the application ID in your domain.    
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    Do I need to physically come to WPC, New Delhi to get a license?    
  Not always required. The application can be submitted On-line. The hard copy of the application can be sent to the following address by post

    Assistant wireless advisor,
    WPC wing, Sanchar Bhawan,
    20, Ashoka Road, New Delhi:110001

Alternately: The hard copy of the application can be submitted at the facilitation counter of Sanchar Bhawan.
   
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    Where are the WPC regional offices located?    
 
There are 5 Regional Licensing Offices (RLO) throughout India.These are given below.
   
       
   
Serial No. Address of Regional Licencing Office Territorial Jurisdiction
1 North, New Delhi

WPC Wing Regional Licencing Office,Ministry of Communications & IT, Northern Regional Wireless Monitoring HQRS Campus, Mehrauli Gurgaon Road, New Delhi – 110030
Tel. 91 11 26502671 Fax. 91 11 26502860
Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, J & K, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh , Uttaranchal.
2 Eastern, Kolkata

WPC Wing Regional Licencing Office,Ministry of Communications & IT, Eastern Regional Wireless Monitoring HQRS Campus, (PO) Sarkarpole, Gopalpur, Kolkata - 700143
Tel. 91 33 24011431 Fax. 91 33 24019407
West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orrisa, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar.
3 Western, Mumbai

WPC Wing Regional Licencing Office,Ministry of Communications & IT, Western Regional Wireless Monitoring HQRS Campus, Gorai Road, Borivali (West), Mumbai – 400091
Tel. 91 22 28672351 Fax. 91 22 28672351
Maharashtra, Gujrat, Goa, Daman and Diu, Dadar & Nagar Haveli, Madhya Pradesh & Chattisgarh.
4 Southern, Chennai

WPC Wing Regional Licencing Office,Ministry of Communications & IT, Southern Regional Wireless Monitoring HQRS Campus (PO) Perungudi, Kandanchavadi, Chennai – 600096.
Tel. 91 44 24960172 Fax. 91 44 24960235.
Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Minicoy, Pondichery and Lakshadeep.
5  North East, Guwahati

WPC Wing Regional Licensing office, Ministry of communications & IT, Administrative Block, BSNL Bhawan, Pan Bazar, Guwahati – 781001.
Tel. 91 364 2537613 Fax. 91 364 2230893
Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura.
   
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    Do the regional offices issue all categories of License?    
  No. These offices issue the following categories of License only.
1) Captive Radio Paging License.
2) Import License.
3) Maritime Mobile Station License
4) Aeronautical Mobile Station License.
5) Remote Control of Models.
6) Experimental License.
7) Demonstration License.
8) Short Range UHF Radio(Hand Held) license
9) Certificate of Proficiency for Aero mobile Services-RTR(A)
10) Certificate of Proficiency for Global Maritime and Safety Services(GMDSS)

Serial no 6 is Network License, Serial Number 9 and 10 are Certificates and rest are all Non-network licenses. Please check the notification (Link) for further details.

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    If I am from a small town, which is the nearest Office I can approach for getting a license?    
  Please check the notification (Link) for details on Jurisdiction.
Link
   
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    What are DPL and NDPL?    
 
DPL is the Dealer Possession License and NDP is Non-Dealer Possession License.

DPL is issued for the prospective dealers and distributors of wireless products. The DPL enables a person or company to possess and transact in the wireless products which are licensed through the DPL.

The NDPL is issued to an individual when she neither possess any other kind of wireless license issued by WPC nor is a dealer of wireless product , but propose to hold certain wireless equipment for which the application is submitted to WPC.
   
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    Who can issue DPL and NDPL?    
    The following are the addresses of the offices other than WPC head quarters that are delegated with the powers to issue DPL and NDPL.    
         
 
Serial No. State Address of Wireless Monitoring Station/Regional Head Quarters(RHQ) Inspection Engineer’s address for this State
1 Kerala,Lakshadeep Officer-In-Charge, Nettayam POTrivandrum-695013
Tel: 0471-2373202
FAX: 0471-2374533
Inspection Engineer,Wirless Monitoring Station,IInd floor, Chennamanakere Telephone Exchange,Banasankari 3rd stage,Bangalore-560085
Phone: 26690102
FAX: 26790300
2 Tamil Nadu Engineer-In-Charge, SRHQ, Kandanchavadi, IWMS Campus,Chennai-600096
Tel 24960979
FAX: 24960235
Inspection Engineer,SRHQ, Kandanchavadi, IWMS Campus, Chennai-600096
Tel 24960275
FAX: 24963083
3 Karnataka Officer-In-Charge,Wirless Monitoring Station,IInd floor, Chennamanakere Telephone Exchange,Banasankari 3rd stage,Bangalore-56
Phone: 26690102
FAX: 26790300
Inspection Engineer,Wirless Monitoring Station,IInd floor, Chennamanakere Telephone Exchange,Banasankari 3rd stage,Bangalore-56
Phone: 26690102
FAX: 26790300
4 Andra Pradesh Officer-In-Charge, IIIrd Floor, Room No. 302, Telecom Engineering Centre , Cherlapally, Hyderabad-500380
Tel 27794504
FAX: 27794530
Inspection Engineer, IIIrd Floor, Room No. 302, Telecom Engineering Centre , Cherlapally, Hyderabad-500380
Tel 27794504
FAX: 27794530
5 Vishakpattanam Officer-In-Charge ,Door No. 39-27-41, Madhavadhara VUDA Colony, Marribalem P.O.Visakhapatnam-530018
Tel: 2539365
FAX: 2542402
Inspection Engineer, , IIIrd Floor, Room No. 302, Telecom Engineering Centre , Cherlapally, Hyderabad-500380
Tel 27794504
FAX: 27794530
6 Goa Officer-In-Charge, Sylvia Road, Chogm Sangolda Rd.,PO Alto Porvorim,GOA-403112
Tel. 2417245
FAX: 2410280
Inspection Engineer,Wirless Monitoring Station,IInd floor, Chennamanakere Telephone Exchange,Banasankari 3rd stage,Bangalore-56
Phone: 26690102
FAX: 26790300
7 Maharstra Engineer-In-Charge, . IMS Campus, Gorai Road, Borivli(West),Mumbai-400 092
Tel :28671626
FAX: 28650244
Inspection Engineer,IMS Campus, Gorai Road, Borivli(West),Mumbai-400 092
Tel :28671626
FAX: 28650244
8 Gujrat Officer-In-Charge, Opp. Jagatpark Society, Ghatlodia,Ahmedabad-380061
Tel. 2760 3444
FAX: 27603011
Inspection Engineer, Kotra, Pushkar Road,Ajmer-305004
Tel. 2600 641
FAX: 2600 593
9 Rajasthan Officer-In-Charge, Kotra, Pushkar Road,Ajmer-305004
Tel. 2600 641
FAX: 2600593
Inspection Engineer, Kotra, Pushkar Road,Ajmer-305004
Tel. 2600 641
FAX: 2600593
10 Orissa Officer-In-Charge ,Door No. 39-27-41, Madhavadhara VUDA Colony, Marribalem P.O.Visakhapatnam-530018
Tel: 2539365
FAX: 2542402
Inspection Engineer,Chindwara Road,PO Koradi T.P.S.,Nagpur-441111
Tel.2612114
FAX: 2612040
11 Bihar Officer-In-Charge, P.O.Harmoo Housing Colony,Ranchi-834012
Tel.2243023
FAX: 2241433
Inspection Engineer,Chindwara Road,PO Koradi T.P.S.,Nagpur-441111
Tel.2612114
FAX: 2612040
12 Jharkhand Officer-In-Charge, P.O.Harmoo Housing Colony,Ranchi-834012
Tel.2243023
FAX: 2241433
Inspection Engineer,Village-Gopalpur ,PO Sarkarpool,24-Parganas,Kollkota-743352
Tel.24012960
FAX: 24019407
13 Delhi Engineer-In-Charge, . Ghitorni, PO Mehrauli,New Delhi-110 030
Tel: 26502658
FAX: 26502380
Inspection Engineer,Ghitorni, PO Mehrauli,New Delhi-110 030
Tel: 26502658
FAX: 26502380
14 Punjab Officer-In-Charge, Main Garhi Road, Hardyal Nagar(Nr. Brahma Kumari Ashram), Jalandhar City -144022
Tel 225210
FAX: 232544
Inspection Engineer,Main Garhi Road, Hardyal Nagar(Nr. Brahma Kumari Ashram), Jalandhar City -144022
Tel 225210
FAX: 232544
15 Haryana Engineer-In-Charge, . Ghitorni, PO Mehrauli,New Delhi-110 030
Tel: 26502658
FAX: 26502380
Inspection Engineer,Ghitorni, PO Mehrauli,New Delhi-110 030
Tel: 26502658
FAX: 26502380
16 Chandigarh Officer-In-Charge, . Main Garhi Road, Hardyal Nagar(Nr. Brahma Kumari Ashram),Jalandhar City -144022
Tel 225210
FAX: 232544
Inspection Engineer,Main Garhi Road, Hardyal Nagar(Nr. Brahma Kumari Ashram),Jalandhar City -144022
Tel 225210
FAX: 232544
17 Himachal Pradesh Officer-In-Charge, . Main Garhi Road, Hardyal Nagar(Nr. Brahma Kumari Ashram), Jalandhar City -144022
Tel 225210
FAX: 232544
Inspection Engineer,Main Garhi Road, Hardyal Nagar(Nr. Brahma Kumari Ashram), Jalandhar City -144022
Tel 225210
FAX: 232544
18 UP Officer-In-Charge, Gurauli Bujurg, ChappiaP.O. Khajani Road,Gorakhpur-273016
Tel. 2321709
FAX: 2323481
Inspection Engineer,Ghitorni, PO Mehrauli,New Delhi-110 030
Tel: 26502658
FAX: 26502380
19 Uttranchal Officer-In-Charge, Gurauli Bujurg, ChappiaP.O. Khajani Road,Gorakhpur-273016
Tel. 2321709
FAX: 2323481
Inspection Engineer,Ghitorni, PO Mehrauli,New Delhi-110 030
Tel: 26502658
FAX: 26502380
20 Madya Pradesh Officer-In-Charge, 66-A, Sec-B, ShahpuraBhopal-462003
Tel 2464653
FAX: 433930
Inspection Engineer,Chindwara Road,PO Koradi T.P.S.,Nagpur-441111
Tel.2612114
FAX: 2612040
21 Chattisgarh Officer-In-Charge, 66-A, Sec-B, ShahpuraBhopal-462003
Tel 2464653
FAX: 433930
Inspection Engineer,Chindwara Road,PO Koradi T.P.S.,Nagpur-441111
Tel.2612114
FAX: 2612040
22 West Bengal Engineer-In-Charge,Village-Gopalpur ,PO Sarkarpool,24-Parganas,Kollkota-700143
Tel.24012960
FAX: 24019407
Inspection Engineer,Village-Gopalpur ,PO Sarkarpool,24-Parganas,Kollkota-700143
Tel.24012960
FAX: 24019407
23 Arunachal Pradesh Officer-In-Charge Girdharilal G Sardarmalls Bldg,Mancotta Road,Dibrugarh-786 001
Tel. 2325238, 2326887.
Inspection Engineer,Lapalang Rynjah,Shillong-793006Tel 537613
FAX:233727
24 Assam Officer-In-Charge Girdharilal G Sardarmalls Bldg,Mancotta Road,Dibrugarh-786 001
Tel. 2325238, 2326887
Inspection Engineer,Lapalang Rynjah,Shillong-793006
Tel 537613
FAX:233727
25 Meghalaya Officer-In-Charge, Lapalang Rynjah,Shillong-793006
Tel 537613
FAX:233727
Inspection Engineer, Lapalang Rynjah,Shillong-793006
Tel 537613
FAX:233727
26 Manipur Officer-In-Charge, Lapalang Rynjah,Shillong-793006
Tel 537613
FAX:233727
Inspection Engineer,Lapalang Rynjah,Shillong-793006
Tel 537613
FAX:233727
27 Mizoram Officer-In-Charge, Lapalang Rynjah,Shillong-793006
Tel 537613
FAX:233727
Inspection Engineer, Lapalang Rynjah,Shillong-793006
Tel 537613
FAX:233727
28 Nagaland Officer-In-Charge, Lapalang Rynjah,Shillong-793006
Tel 537613
FAX:233727
Inspection Engineer,Lapalang Rynjah,Shillong-793006
Tel 537613
FAX:233727
29 Sikkim Officer-In-Charge, Lapalang Rynjah,Shillong-793006
Tel 537613
FAX:233727
Inspection Engineer, Lapalang Rynjah,Shillong-793006
Tel 537613
FAX:233727
30 Tripura Officer-In-Charge, Lapalang Rynjah,Shillong-793006
Tel 537613
FAX:233727
Inspection Engineer,Lapalang Rynjah,Shillong-793006
Tel 537613
FAX:233727
31 Darjeeling Officer-In-Charge ,Lasha Villa, Near Shiv Mandir,515/3/1, III rd Floor, Hill Cart Road,Darjeeling-734 111
Tel 252383
FAX: 257100
Inspection Engineer,Village-Gopalpur ,PO Sarkarpool,24-Parganas,Kollkota-743352
Tel.24012960
FAX: 24019407
32 Mangalore Officer-In-Charge,Wireless Monitoring Station,9-153/24 Near Vaidyanath Temple,Shakthinagar,Mangalore-575016
Tel 0824-2216692,2210692
FAX: 0824-2210792
Inspection Engineer, 18, Padmanabha Nagar, Banasankari, II stage, Bangalore-560 070
Phone: 26690102
FAX: 26790300
33 Nagpur Officer-In-Charge ,Chindwara Road,PO Koradi T.P.S.,Nagpur-441111
Tel.2612114
FAX: 2612040
Inspection Engineer,Chindwara Road,PO Koradi T.P.S.,Nagpur-441111
Tel.2612114
FAX: 2612040
34 J&K Officer-In-Charge ,Palora Top, Behind BSF Camp,Jammu-181124
Tel: 2597167
fax: 2433557
Inspection Engineer,Ghitorni, PO Mehrauli,New Delhi-110 030
Tel: 26502658
FAX: 26502380
   
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    Are there any consultant offices, authorised by WPC to do my liaison work with WPC?    
  No.    
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    What shall I do to renew my license? Are all licenses renewable?    
 
Generally the Licenses are renewed by the office which has issued it. However Regional RLO can renew the licenses which are delegated to it and as per the jurisdiction in the notification.
   
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    How can I get my license Cancelled?    
 
Submit an application for surrendering the license. The license should be valid for the month in which the application is filed. If any equipment is in service under the license, dismantle and shift these equipments to any dealer who holds a valid DPL for similar equipments. If the equipments are faulty, get them cannibalized under disposal procedure. The original license along with the disposal certificate/equipments transferred certificate should be submitted to WPC for surrendering the license.
   
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    How can I get a duplicate license?    
 
Submit an application to WPC for duplicate license along with a copy of the FIR lodged for the loss/destruction of the original license and necessary fees.
   
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    If my licensed wireless product becomes faulty how can I get it replaced with a new one?    
  The disposal procedure:
1) Please ensure that the license has been validated as on the date of disposal.
2) Intimate the regional office/wireless monitoring station for the presence of an officer.
3) Cannibalize the equipment in all respect in the presence of the officer.
4) Get a disposal certificate from the officer.
5) Send the application for the replacement along with original license and disposal certificate.
   
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    What is NFAP?    
 
National Frequency Allocation Plan. NFAP describes the frequency management plan to suit the national frequency requirements as per the ITU guidelines. The NFAP get amended from time to time, the latest being NFAP-2005. Please check the following link for further details.

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    What are STP and LOA?    
 
STP is the Short Term Permit issued to the Aeronautical and Maritime License applicants prior to the issue of Permanent License. LOA is the Letter of Agreement or Decision to grant license which is the first communication to the applicant for various categories of license. LOA authorize the applicant to proceed with
   
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    What is SACFA? What is the procedure to get SACFA clearance?    
 
SACFA is an acronym for Standing Advisory Committee for Frequency Allocation. SACFA deals with the procedures for ‘Siting Clearance’ for Wireless Transmitters Please check the following link for further details.

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    What is ETA? What is the procedure to get an ETA?    
 
ETA is the Type approval for equipments given by WPC for the use of equipments in the Indian Telecom Network. Please check the following link

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    What are the fees to be paid for various categories of License?    
 
An applicant has to pay License fees and Royalty fees to get a License and for its renewal. Please check the link on ‘Orders’ for the formula for calculation of Royalty and License fee. Please check the following link.various fees to be paid are normally indicated in the decision letter issued to the applicant.

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    What is the difference between Royalty fees and License Fees? What are Spectrum fees?    
 
License fee is a fixed charge binding on the use of Wireless Equipment. Royalty fees are the charges for the use of RF (Radio Frequency) Spectrum Spectrum fee is an alternate name for Royalty fee.
   
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    What are the examinations conducted by WPC? Name of the certificates currently issued and max validity period of each certificate.    
  The following examinations are conducted by WPC
1) Aeronautical Radio Telephony Exam (RTR(A))
2) GMDSS for Maritime applications.
3) ASOC examination for Amateurs (HAMS)
   
    Various categories of each examination mentioned above. Name of the certificates currently issued and max validity period of each certificate.    
         
 
Serial No. Main Class Sub Class Certificate Validity Renewal Tenure
1 RTR(A) RTR(A) RTR(A) 20 years / Life Time 20 years
2 GMDSS GOC GOC 10 years 5 years
3 AMATEUR Restricted Restricted 20 years / Life Time 20 years
4 AMATEUR General General 20 years / Life Time 20 years
   
         
  For further information on RTR please check the following link
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For further information on GMDSS please check the following link
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For further information on Amateur please check the following link
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    Where I can take the examinations? Who will issue the certificates?    
         
 
Serial No. Certificate type Exam Centers Frequency of Examinations Certification office
1 RTR(A) Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkotta, Delhi, Hyderabad Chennai-June, Mumbai-Feb,
Kolkota-August, Delhi-April/Oct,
Hyderabad-Dec.
Certificate / License Issued By respective RLO
2 GOC Chennai,Mumbai,Kolkotta,Delhi Monthly Certificate / License Issued By respective RLO
3 AMATEUR Conducted By 21 Wireless Monitoring Stations Thro’ India No fixed schedule. Exam is fixed by the Wireless Monitoring Station as per demand and convenience. License Issued By WPC , New Delhi
   
         
    The schedule of RTR (A) and GOC exams are available in the Web site.    
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    Does WPC provide any training prior to the examinations?    
  WPC does not provide training for any of the examinations conducted by it.    
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    Are there any institutes authorised to give training? If so what are their addresses?    
 
No. But certain institutes are approved for giving training in GMDSS. Please check the following link for the list of approved GMDSS institutes

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    How to obtain the wireless operating licence for satellite Phone (INMARSAT terminals) ?    
 
(i) First obtain No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the CS Group of DOT.
(ii) Then apply for frequency assignment to WPC Wing in proforma prescribed along with NOC.
(iii) Obtained the ID from any operator (like M/s Tata Communication Ltd (VSNL).
(iv) Apply for issuance of Wireless Operating Licence along with invoice of equipments and requisite spectrum charges (Licence Fee and royalty)
  as specified in the decision letter along with surcharge, if any.
   
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    What shall I do if my query is not answered by the questions above?    
  Please contact the following persons:    
 
  For SACFA related matters
  Shri. M. K. Rao
  Deputy Wireless Advisor
  6th floor, Sanchar Bhawan
  20, Ashoka Road
  New Delhi - 110001
  Tel. No.: 23372167
 
 
  For Regulation related matters
  Shri. Munesh Kumar
  Deputy Wireless Advisor
  6th floor, Sanchar Bhawan
  20, Ashoka Road
  New Delhi - 110001
  Tel. No.: 23372091
 
  For International Co-ordination
 
 
  6th floor, Sanchar Bhawan
  20, Ashoka Road
  New Delhi - 110001
  Tel. No. : 011 - 23372312
 
 
   
  Or alternately, you may email at mails.wpc@nic.in    
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