Digital Signature is equivalent of physical or paper signature in electronic format. It establishes the identity of the person concerned to access information or services or to sign certain documents on the Internet. It provides the highest levels of assurance about each signer's identity and the authenticity of the documents he/she signs.
Digital Signatures are accepted in India for online transactions such as Income Tax E-Filing, Company or LLP Incorporation, Filing Annual Return, E-Tenders, etc. Every time you sign a document, you use your own unique digital certificate and PIN to validate your credentials.
Class I Signatures: Used for securing email correspondence.
Class II Signatures: Used for Company or LLP Incorporation, IT Return E-Filing, Annual Return Filing, Obtaining DIN or DPIN, Class II Digital Signatures are required to file documents and reports electronically with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) and Income Tax (IT) Department.
Class III: Used mainly for E-Tendering and for participating in E-Auctions, Class III Digital Signatures give the assurance of highest level and are utilized for E-Tendering. To participate in E-Tenders, the Government entities such as the Indian Railways, Banks, etc, require Digital Signatures.
Existing in the form of a USB E-Token, Digital Signature Certificate is stored in a safe USB flash drive called an E-Token and can be accessed through a PC to sign documents electronically.
Digital signatures use a certificate-based digital ID so that when you digitally sign a document, your identity is uniquely linked to you. Your signature is encrypted to the document, and can be verified using underlying technology known as Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).
Electronic documents such as e-forms are required to be signed digitally using a DSC. As E-Return filing has become mandatory for Income Tax Assesses with an income of over Rs 5 lakhs per annum, Digital Signatures have become quite necessary.
The most advanced and secure type of electronic signature, Digital Signatures can be used to comply with the most demanding legal and regulatory requirements.
A licensed Certifying Authority (CA), who has been granted a license by the MCA, issues the digital signature. CA is empowered to issue DSC under Section 24 of the Indian IT-Act 2000
Digital Signatures, as a rule, are valid for one year or two years. Their legitimacy can be renewed upon the end of the term of the past Digital Signature.
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The time to obtain a DSC may vary from three to seven working days. However, subject to certain terms and conditions, DSC is issued by on same day based on eKYC for Aadhaar Holders.
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