Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) are the digital equivalent (that is electronic format) of physical or paper certificates. ... Likewise, a digital certificate can be presented electronically to prove one's identity, to access information or services on the Internet or to sign certain documents digitally.
What is a Digital Signature?
A Digital Signature certificate (DSC) is the equivalent of a physical signature in an electronic format, as it establishes the identity of the sender of an electronic document on the Internet. It comes in the form of a USB E-Token, wherein the Digital Signature Certificate is stored and can be accessed through a computer to sign documents electronically.There are three types of Digital Signatures, Class I, Class II and Class III Digital Signature.
Who requires Digital Signature Certificate under MCA21?
Under MCA21 all the authorized signatories of company and professionals who sign the manual documents and returns filed with ROC is required to obtain a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC). Therefore following personnel have to procure Digital Signature Certificate:
Company Secretary – Whether in practice or in job.
Bank Officials – for Registration and Satisfaction of Charges
Other Authorized Signatories.Credentials required with Application Form
Price and Plan
Price may varies for different states in India
Class 3 - MCA, Income-tax and GST purpose (duration 2 years)
Class 3 Organisation DSC
DSC For use in DGFT/Tenders (2 Years)
All about Digital Signature Certificate
Class II DSC
Class II Digital Signatures are used for Income Tax E-Filing, Company, OPC and LLP Incorporation, Annual Return Filing & GST. Class II Digital Signatures are required to file documents electronically with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, GST and Income Tax Department.
Class III DSC
Class III Digital Signatures provide the highest level of security and are used for E-Auctions and E-Tendering. All government entities usually require Class III Digital Signatures for the tendering process. This certificate will be issued to individuals as well as organizations.
Digital Signatures usually come with a validity of 1 or 2 years. Digital Signatures must be renewed before expiry. DSC is issued in a pen drive like a token. A subscriber should be well aware of its certificate validity to avoid probable business loss due to expired certificate.
Documents Required for DSC Application
One Passport Size Photo
Duly filed and signed DSC form ( provided by us)
Self-attested copy of passport
Self-attested copy of address proof
How to obtain Digital Signature?
Complete simple form
Verification of documents
Processing of Application
Your DSC is ready