About Digital Signature Certificate
The Information Technology Act, 2000 has provisions for use of Digital Signatures on the documents submitted in electronic form in order to ensure the security and authenticity of the documents filed electronically. This is secure and authentic way to submit a document electronically. As such, all filings done by the companies/LLPs under MCA21 e-Governance programme are required to be filed using Digital Signatures by the person authorised to sign the documents.
The Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) in the country is realized through the establishment of licensed CAs. The Public Key Infrastructure of India comprises the CCA and the CAs, with CCA being at the root of the trust chain in India. CCA certifies the CA Public Keys and issue certificate.
The Indian IT Act 2000 accords legal recognition to records in electronic for, prescribes Digital Signatures based upon asymmetric key cryptography and hash functions as the method of authenticating electronic records. Under the IT Act 2000, the Office of the Controller of Certifying Authorities is set up with the responsibility for setting up and operating the National Root CA, the National Repository and for licensing, regulating and overseeing licensed Certifying Authorities. DCs issued by any CA irrespective of whether it is in the private or Government sector are all legally valid under the IT Act.
The type of applicant and the purpose for which the Digital Signature Certificate is obtained defines the kind of DSC one must apply for depending on the need. There are three types of Digital Signature certificates issued by the certifying authorities.
Class 1 Certificates: These are issued to individual/private subscribers and are used to confirm that the user’s name and email contact details from the clearly defined subject lie within the database of the certifying authority.
Class 2 Certificates: These are issued to the director/signatory authorities of the companies for the purpose of e-filing with the Registrar of Companies (ROC). Class 2 certificate is mandatory for individuals who have to sign manual documents while filing of returns with the ROC.Also used for Filling GST return,Incometax Filling & for applying tender of odisha government.This is a regular dsc used generally by most of the user.
Class 3 Certificates: These certificates are used in online participation/bidding in e-auctions and online tenders anywhere in India. The vendors who wish to participate in the online tenders must have a Class 3 digital signature certificat
The Certifying Authorities are authorized to issue a Digital Signature Certificate with a validity ofayearOne yer
1*one year 2* Two years 3* Three Years
Digital Signature Certificates are helpful in authenticating the personal information details of the individual holder when conducting business online.
Reduced cost and time: Instead of signing the hard copy documents physically and scanning them to send them via e-mail, you can digitally sign the PDF files and send them much more quickly.
The Digital Signature certificate holder does not have to be physically present to conduct or authorize a business
Data integrity: Documents that are signed digitally cannot be altered or edited after signing, which makes the data safe and secure.
The government agencies often ask for these certificates to cross-check and verify the business transaction.
Authenticity of documents: Digitally signed documents give confidence to the receiver to be assured of the signer’s authenticity. They can take action on the basis of such documents without getting worried about the documents being forged.
How to apply for DSC
Following are the requirements for Applying for Digital Signature Certificate
2. Attach one passport size recent Photo .
3*Attach Xerox Copy of PAN card
4*Attach Xerox copy of Address proof...I.e ADHAR CARD
5* Attest all documents either by
1*any gazetted Officer
6*Send the scan copy to our mail Id (firstname.lastname@example.org) for preliminary verification and contact our official Mr kishore Sharma (cell No-9437901515) for further process.
7*Submit the physical application copy to our office
8*Get mobile & vdo verification by CCI.
9*We will facilitate for downloading DSc with E-token. & hand over to you within 20minutes after getting the physical documents from you.