Any person aggrieved by an order made by the Controller or by an Adjudicating Officer appointed under the Information Technology Act, 2000 can prefer an appeal before the Tribunal within 45 days of receiving a copy of the order of the Controller or the Adjudicating Officer.
The Central Government may by notification in the Official Gazette appoint a Controller of Certifying Authorities, and also Deputy and Assistant Controllers whose qualifications, experience and terms and conditions of service may be prescribed by the Government, for discharging the functions provided under section 18 of The Act. The Act empowers the Central Government to appoint an officer not below the rank of a Director to the Government of India or an equivalent officer of a State Government to be an adjudicating officer to hold an enquiry as to whether any person has contravened any provisions of the Act or any rule, regulation or direction or order made there under which renders him liable to pay penalty or compensation. The adjudicating officer appointed under the Act can exercise jurisdiction to adjudicate matters in which the claim for injury or damages does not exceed rupees 5 crore. In respect of claim for injury or damage exceeding rupees five crores, the jurisdiction shall vest with the competent court.