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Digital Signature Certificate

Digital Signature Certificate is going to be must in coming time.  This signature is a signature in digital form.  Digital signature is a must for any form/statement under Company Act.  A company file many returnes and statements online which is signed digitally. One require Digital Signature for Filing at MCA Website.

These Digital Signature Certificate used for e-forms has the same legal recognition and validity as handwritten signatures.

Digital Signature is essential for Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT)

Digital Signature is required Goods & Services Tax (GST).

Income Tax return may be filed online through digital signature.
Any government tender which is offered/open online may be filed only through digital signature.

Digital Signarues are of following Classes:

(a) Individuals:

  1. CLASS 2 SIGNATURE
  2. CLASS 2 ENCRYPTION
  3. CLASS 3 SIGNATURE
  4. CLASS 3 ENCRYPTION
  5. CLASS 2 COMBO
  6. CLASS 3 COMBO

(a) Organisations:

  1. CLASS 2 SIGNATURE
  2. CLASS 2 ENCRYPTION
  3. CLASS 3 SIGNATURE
  4. CLASS 3 ENCRYPTION
  5. CLASS 2 COMBO
  6. CLASS 3 COMBO

DSC Class Requirement as Under:

For ROC e-Filing : You will require Class 2 DSC and above
For Income Tax e-Filing : Class 2 and above
For Government E-tendering : Class 3B will be required
For Northern Railway e-Tendering : Class 3.
For IRCTC Purpose e-Ticketing : Class 3.

CLASS 2 (For E-filing / PDF Signing e.t.c)

Class 2 Digital Signature Certificates are issued to Individual various purposes. Class 2 digital signatures for individuals is personal certificate that provides second highest level of assurance within the RCAI hierarchy setup by CCA (Controller of Certifying Authorities) in India which is mainly used for Company Directors, Individuals, Proprietors, CA, CS used for Income Tax E-filing, MCA e-filing, ROC, Company E-filing, IPO e-filing, TDS e-filing and many more !!

CLASS 2 (Organisation VAT / Sales Tax return Filing / GST Enrollment)

CLASS 3 (Individual)

Class-3 (Individual) Digital Signature Certificate is required by Government Officials, Municipal Authorities, Army Chiefs, Government Chief Secretaries, Army Engineers, Army Zonal Head / Chief, Contractors etc.

CLASS 3 (Organisation)

Class 3 (Organisation) Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is essential for companies and organizations that take part or intend to take part in e-Tendering processes on various Government and non-Government sites. Besides enabling eTendering which is extremely convenient and transparent, a Digital Signature Certificate also ensure greater security in other online transactions.

Northern Railway / ONGC [ Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd ] / Air India / IFFCO [ Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited ] / GAIL [Gas Authority of India Ltd ] and other departments / organisations has introduced e-Procurement. Digital Certificates shall be used to access the website and authenticate the Vendors. Vendors shall have to procure legally valid Digital Certificate issued by a Licensed Registration Authority such as us. 

IRCTC has facilitated online ticketing for RTSA agents and IATA approved agents. With this new technology, using Digital Signature Certificates, travel agents registered with IRCTC will be able to issue Railway tickets from the comfort of their homes.