What exactly is SACFA?
SACFA (India) stands for Standing Advisory Committee on Frequency Allocation. It makes suggestions for reallocating frequencies and makes a plan for doing so. A SACFA clearance certificate is required for a service provider to operate a radio station or similar facility within a specific frequency range.
Who needs SACFA approval or a SACFA clearance certificate?
People who want to broadcast their channels at a certain frequency (like radio stations) or do things that can only be done at certain frequencies have to get a SACFA clearance certificate before they can start their business. These things are:
1. DTH services for broadcasting
2. Service Providers for the Internet
3. Cellular Services
4. Radio Stations for the Community
5. Cellular Services
Note: Getting SACFA clearance is only one step in the process of getting permission to do the things above. After the operator gets the letter of intent from the government agencies that give out the above licenses, they can start the SACFA clearance certification process.
The chairman of the Telecom Commission in the Department of Telecommunications is in charge of the Standing Advisory Committee on Radio Frequency Allocations, which is a high-level committee.
Some of the people on the SACFA committee are:
1. Leaders of the biggest wireless users
2. Leaders of the Central Government's administrative ministries
3. Member (Technology)
4. Commission for Telecom
5. Wireless Advisor to India's Government
6. Chief of Staff
7. The Telecommunications Department
The SACFA committee gets help from the WPC branch of the DoT. Also, the member secretary of the committee is the Joint Wireless Adviser, or WPC wing. Third, the Ministry of Railways is represented by the Executive Director-Telecom Development (ED-TD) Railway Board, which is a member of SACFA.
What the SACFA committee does
Here are some of the things that the SACFA committee makes suggestions about:
1. Major allocation of frequencies
2. Making a national plan for allocating frequencies
3. Making suggestions on a variety of international issues
4. Union des Tele communications (ITU)
5. The Asia-Pacific Tele community (APT)
6. Problems brought up by different wireless users to the Committee, site approvals for all wireless installations in the country, etc.
After getting "no objection" from SACFA members, you can get the SACFA clearance certificate. So, these SACFA members have to do a detailed technical evaluation. After that, they need to get feedback from their field units. Because of this, these technical evaluations are mostly done for
1. Dangers of flying
2. Blocking the view of networks that are already in place or that are being planned.
3. Interference with planned and existing networks
Documents Required for SAFCA Approval
1. Intention letter
2. Fill out the SACFA form.
3. Complete the frequency allocation form.
4. A draft of the fee for processing
5. A map of your station, ISP, or cell phone service
6. An introduction letter to the Secretary of SACFA with the submission
What is the process for getting a SACFA clearance?
The following is how SACFA works:
1. Sign up on the website for the WPC.
2. Send in the application for clearance from SACFA.
3. Fill out the application for allocating frequencies.
4. Send hard copies of the application and any other documents that SACFA needs to SACFA.
The Tower Installation Procedure
You can use the DoT's SaralSanchar Portal to self-declare or use automated time-bound approvals to get the SACFA clearance certificate you need to put up the tower. The steps for getting SACFA approval to put up a tower are as follows:
On the SaralSanchar Portal of the DoT, file the SACFA cases with the following technical parameters:
2. broadcasted power,
5. Antenna Parameters
Include the following documents with your application and upload them:
1. A letter informing you of a frequency earmarking or assignment
2. A copy of a challan
3. Promise or self-declaration
4. a different document (if required)
5. Pay the application processing fee through the integrated Bharatkosh portal as soon as the payment gateway is integrated with SaralSanchar.
6. Once you submit a case, the system will automatically close it.
Then, go to the SaralSanchar Portal and download the SACFA clearance generated by the system.
7. If the case doesn't meet the auto-set criteria of AAI/JCES, the application will be handled by members through their integrated systems. In 30 days, it will be approved or turned down.
8. Once applicants have been approved, they can get their SACFA clearance from the DoT's SaralSanchar Portal.
What can we do?
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1. Filling out an application
2. Document drafting
3. Follow-up by the department
Simply put, we do everything for you that has to do with SACFA registration. Contact us if you want to find out more.