As per the Indian Government regulations, An Individual who would like to be an Amateur(HAM) Radio Operator requires a licence and an Callsign to Operate Wireless Transmission Equipments.
To obtain any of the operating licences, you have to take the respective Amateur Station Operator’s Certificate (ASOC) Examination conducted by the Wireless planning and Co-ordination (WPC) Wing of the Ministry of Communications, at any one of the monitoring Stations around the country
It is illegal and punishable to possess a radio transmitter without proper licence. At present there are two operating licences available. They are General grade and Restricted grade Amateur Wireless telegraph Station Licence.