TSDSI is registered as a Society under Societies Registration Act, 1860. It is a membership based organization.
The membership can be of following types:
Associate Members Industry Associations, Foreign entities, Foreign Industry Associations.Guest Members / Observers Professional experts, researchers in their individual capacity as observers. Companies wishing to explore before becoming full members are granted Guest Membership for six months.
|Corporate Members||Entities registered in India and engaged in telecom related activities e.g.: Telecom Equipment Manufacturers, Mobile Phone/CPE Manufacturers, Service Providers, R&D, Academic Institutions, Value Added Service Providers/ Software Developers, Govt., Societies of Govt., PSUs, Regulatory Bodies etc.|
|Associate Members||Industry Associations, Foreign entities, Foreign Industry Associations.|
|Guest Members / Observers||Professional experts, researchers in their individual capacity as observers. Companies wishing to explore before becoming full members are granted Guest Membership for six months.|
The General Body, constituted by the authorised representatives of all member organisations of TSDSI, is the apex decision making body of TSDSI. It appoints a Governing Council (GC), drawing members from all sectors of telecom, to make it as representative as possible. GC also includes Government of India nominated members from DoT and MeitY. However, only corporate members can elect, and seek election to, the membership of Governing Council. Each Corporate member has one vote which is exercised by its authorised representative. The General Body also elects a Chairperson and a Vice Chairperson to preside over its and GC’s meetings. GC is assisted by a Secretariat headed by a Director General.
All standardization activities are carried out in Study groups through specialised work groups. A member can participate in any study/workgroup. Study and workgroups elect individuals affiliated with corporate member organizations as Chairs and Vice – Chairs to lead the technical work. TSDSI Study/Working Groups include representatives of DoT/TEC/MeitY.