The policy regarding the input of data about Non-India Registered (NIR) OEMs has been revised by the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) given the Trusted Telecom Portal launch. DoT in a notification uploaded on its website noted that the policy revision came in the light of feedback on interactions with multiple stakeholders and inputs received through COAI.
As per the existing procedure, when telecom service providers (TSPs) plan to procure directly from a Non-India Registered (NIR) OEM, the detailed information about the OEM (company) and the product is to be provided in the Trusted Telecom Portal (TTP) by the TSPs. However, if the TSPs procure through India registered OEMs, these inputs are provided in the portal by India Registered OEMs.
The procedure regarding the input of data in the Trusted Telecom Portal when a TSP plans to procure directly from a NIR OEM has been revised. If TSP plans to procure through a NIR OEM, and the NIR OEM has an India Registered Entity to interact with the Trusted Telecom Portal through its authorized signatory of the NIR OEM and supported by an appropriate Board Resolution of the NIR OEM empowering the Authorized Signatory.
NSCS has laid out the format for the Letter of Nomination of India Registered Entity by NIR OEM. The India Registered Entity of the NIR OEM will be required to provide the Letter of Authorization for the nominated nodal officer upon nomination.
The nominations will be scrutinized and upon acceptance, the Nodal Officer of the India Registered Entity of the NIR OEM will be allowed access to the Trusted Telecom Portal to provide required information on behalf of the NIR OEM.