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of Services and State Government Role – ‘Electronic Delivery of Services
Rules’ – Notification - Orders – Issued.


1. The Information Technology Act, 2000 (No.21 of 2000), dated09.06.2000.
2. The Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008 (No.10 of2009)

-->In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 90 of the
     Information Technology Act, 2000 (Act 21 of 2000), the Government of Andhra
     Pradesh hereby makes the following rules - The Andhra Pradesh Information
     Technology (Electronic Service Delivery) Rules, 2012
1. Short Title, Extent and Commencement:
     (a) These rules may be called the Andhra Pradesh Information
          Technology (Electronic Service Delivery ) Rules, 2011
    (b) They shall extend to the whole of the State of Andhra Pradesh.
    (c) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the
         Official Gazette
2. Definitions. – In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires, -
    (a) “Act” means the Information Technology Act 2000 (Act 21 of 2000) ;
    (b) “Authorized Agent” means an operator of an electronically enabled
           kiosk, who is permitted under these rules, either by the Government or
           by the Authorized Service Provider to deliver public services to the
           users with the help of a computer resource, following the procedures
           prescribed herein ;
    (c) “Authorized Service Provider” means a body corporate authorized by
           the Director of Electronic Service Delivery, to establish and manage a
           system of delivering services electronically, in accordance with these
           Rules. The Authorized Service Provider can also be a Department or
           Agency of the Government ;
3.        Use of Special Stationery in Electronic Service Delivery
          The special stationery used for delivery of the services shall be prescribed
           by the respective departments. The Authorized Agencies shall use the said
           special stationery for delivering the services.
4.        Penalty for contravention of Rules
           Whoever knowingly or intentionally contravenes any provisions of these rules,
          for the contravention of which no punishment has been separately provided
          in the Act, shall be punishable with imprisonment up to six months, or with
          fine which may extend up to fifty thousand rupees, or both.
5.       Penalty for committing fraud
            Whoever knowingly or intentionally commits a fraud, causing wrongful loss to
            any Government agency or to user, by fraudulent misuse of the Electronic
            Service Delivery system, shall be punishable with imprisonment term that
            may extend up to 3 years, and shall also be liable to fine.
6.      Penalty for misrepresentation
            Whoever makes any misrepresentation to, or suppresses any material fact
            from the Director of Electronic Service Delivery for obtaining any
            authorization, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may
            extend to two years, or with fine which may extend to one lakh rupees,


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