Other Service Providers License
A business entity offering application services such as tele-medicine, tele-education, tele-trading, call centre, e-commerce, network operation, and other IT enabled services is called an Other Service Provider. The OSP registration is obtained from the Department of Telecommunications (DOT), Government of India.
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What is the Other Service Provider (OSP) License?
A business entity offering application services such as telemedicine, tele-education, tele-trading, call centre, e-commerce, network operation, and other IT enabled services is called the Other Service Provider (OSP). The OSP registration is obtained from the Department of Telecommunications (DOT), Government of India.
Benefits of a OSP license
Time-saving and cost-saving
Documents required for OSP license
Prerequisite for OSP license documents required:
While applying for the Private Security Agency Regulation Act, 2005, copies of registration certificates under various other Acts need to be annexed with the OSP license application form.
- Allotment of PAN
- Registration with the service tax department
- Provident fund (PF) registration
- Employees State Insurance(ESI) registration
- Registration of establishment under Shops & Establishment
- Registration under the Contractual Labour Act
How can the OSPs maintain OSP registration compliance?
To maintain the OSP registration compliance, an OSP must submit an “Annual Return” to the DoT within 6 months after completion of a given financial year. The Return should mention the present status and the activities of the OSP.
Besides, the OSP should also comply with the terms specified by the DoT, especially for the OSPs.
Procedure for obtaining an OSP license
The Registration of OSPs is done by the respective Telecom Enforcement, Resource and Monitoring (TERM) Cells (formerly known as VTM Cells) under the Department of Telecom (DoT), having jurisdiction in the location of the OSP/Telemarketing Centre. The following steps are needed to obtain an OSP license in India-
The first step is to register the company with the MCA (Ministry of Corporate Affairs)
Collecting and uploading necessary documents
Certain documents need to be collected and uploaded for OSP license online registration. Please refer to the following section to know more.
Apply for the OSP license India online
The company can apply online for the OSP license by filling up the Form A available at the Saralsanchar website. It can take help from an OSP license consultant also, to ensure smooth application and registration.
FAQs on OSP License
An OSP license is valid for 20 years from the date of issue. However, it can be extended further for another 10 years.
No, you can't. The OSP license is a location-specific one. You can apply for another OSP license for operating in another location, with a copy of your RoC incorporation.