GMDSS GOC renewal procedure changed a lot since I last applied, in 2015 (GMDSS Renewal procedure). While a simple integration of payment gateway on WPC website could have solved ages old issue, involvement of BHARATKOSH has resulted in more headache. Even a good thesis on GMDSS renewal could not prevent my application from getting rejected in July 2019 thanks to wrong information in various BLOGS on internet (or who knows they changed the payment details later !!)
This GMDSS GOC renewal procedure Blog consists of 4 parts
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GOC renewal payment through BHARATKOSH is the first step since your payment detail needs to be filled in the GMDSS Form. Here too RLO Mumbai website gives step by step procedure for BHARATKOSH payment. Beware though, the procedure is for GMDSS License and not GMDSS GOC renewal !
I am attaching BHARATKOSH payment screen page duly filled for reference.
On successful completion of payment a transaction receipt with transaction reference number is generated. Please download that receipt as it will be required for GMDSS form filling.
WPC has set a help desk at Room 1312, Sanchar bhawan, New delhi which can be contacted at
Purpose : GMDSS (GOC)My GMDSS GOC is issued from New Delhi and I am unsure whether this is a universal setting for all RLO or only for Delhi. If somebody reading can reply/share to this with his personal experience for different RLO, it will certainly be beneficial. Thanks in advance.
PAO: 077188-Controller of Communication Accounts, PAO Headquarter
DDO: 205155-DDO, SO(Cash), New Delhi
As always WPC never had an updated COP-23 form on their website, however RLO Mumbai did had a Word doc format form but it has old payment details and many wrong information in that ! Anyways I edited that word doc and converted it to PDF for filling by hand ! Why by hand ?? Because its first line states "in block letters" and I already had my form rejected once ! Having said that I still recommend typing in doc format, at least you can easily edit your error rather than writing again full (which I had to go through)
Documents required for GMDSS GOC renewal
The Assistant Wireless Adviser to the Govt. of India,
Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing, COP Section,
Department of Telecom, 619,
Sanchar Bhawan, 20,
New Delhi - 110001
WPC RLO Mumbai has a RENEWAL STATUS page on their website. Since mine was issued from Delhi, it was of no use ! For other RLO I cannot find any website to track the status of GMDSS GOC renewal ! An RTI to WPC by Capt Pawan Duggirala clarifies that GMDSS GOC renewal time frame by WPC is only 15 days.
WPC RLO Mumbai states and I will quote
It can take about 20 to 30 days to complete the renewal process So be patient for good 30 days. If your form is rejected you should receive the rejection letter within 20 to 30 days. There are mainly 5 reasons to reject renewal application as detailed in image below.
In my case it was reason 5 - wrong payment details as explained before. While I admit that the procedure is not properly documented anywhere but if your BHARATKOSH payment is done properly and form is filled correctly most of my friends received the GMDSS renewal letter well within 20 days.
While I have tried to input all details and my personal experience, any information I may have missed please feel free to add in reply or edit my post if required !
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