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Digital Signature (Class 2 DSC)

Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is a legally recognised method of signing documents electronically. Digital Signature are generally used for filing electronic documents with Registrar of Companies, Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), Filing Income Tax Return, Registration under Goods and Service Tax and Filing of Returns, Registration under Provident Funds and Filing of Returns etc..

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Overview – Digital Signature Certificate (Class 2)

Digital Signature Certificate (Class 2) : Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is a legally recognised method of signing documents electronically. Digital Signature are generally used for filing electronic documents with Registrar of Companies, Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), Filing Income Tax Return, Registration under Goods and Service Tax and Filing of Returns, Registration under Provident Funds and Filing of Returns etc..

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Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is a legally recognised method of signing documents electronically. 

Digital Signature Certificates are used by programs on the Internet and local machines to confirm the identity of a third party. The digital signatures are now accepted at par with handwritten signatures and the electronic documents that have been digitally signed are treated at par with paper documents.

Digital signatures have often confused with scanned copies of a physical written signature, which do not have any legal backing for authentication of electronic documents.

Uses of Class 2 Digital Signature Certificate

Class 2 DSC Digital Signature Certificates are mainly used for –

There are different types of Digital Signature Certificate that are used for different purposes.

Important Instructions:
  • Use the Application Form – E-Mudhhra DSC Application Indian National
  • Use BLUE INK ONLY to fill up the application and for signature
  • To be filled up without error and the information must be exactly matching with the supporting documents.
  • Affix recent passport size Color photograph of the applicant
  • A valid Personal Email id of the applicant. One Email Id cannot be used for more than one DSC.
  • The Applicant’s Signature must be matching with the signature in ID proof. There are two places for signature:
  • Sign the Application Form: (1) Across the photo – Half portion in application and half on photo. (2) On the Space provided for ‘Signature of Applicant’ on Page 1.

Digital Signature (Class 2 DSC) – Requirements


Place an order and make online payment

 

Submit the Application and supporting documents

 

Enrollment of DSC Request

 

Complete the Video Verification

 

Complete the Phone Verification

 

Get Authentication Code

 

Download the DSC to E-Token

 

Application – Verification Process


Application by the DSC Aplicant

The Applicant has to fill the prescribed DSC Application Form with required particulars and have to sign the same personally and the physical application is to be submitted to Registration Authority for enrolment.

Enrolment of application by RA

The Registration Authority shall make enrolment of DSC application with portal of Certification Authority for issue of DSC. After verification documents and application by RA, video / mobile verification request for applicant will be initiated.

Video Verification for DSC Approval

After submitting the application and documents to E-Mudhra, the applicant will get a web link for video verification. Video verification can be completed with Desktop of Mobile App.

Mobile No. Verification

After video verification, the applicant should also complete verification of “Mobile Number” given in the application form. Applicant must send an SMS to 09945211399 in the below format from the applicant mobile number mentioned in the application.

Download of DSC to E-Token

After both the verification, the applicant will get an authentication code for downloading the DSC. On receipt of authentication code, the DSC can be downloaded to the E-Token Storage device.

Documents Required


Identity Proof

Any of the following documents can be submitted as ID Proof. All the documents must be self attested by the applicant

  1. Valid Passport
  2. Driving License
  3. PAN Card
  4. Bank Account Passbook containing the photograph and signed by an individual with attestation by the concerned Bank official.
  5. Photo ID card issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs of Centre/State Governments.
  6. Aadhaar Card
Address Proof

All the documents must be self attested by the applicant

  1. Telephone Bill
  2. Bank Statements with latest transactions signed by the bank
  3. Electricity Bill
  4. Water Bill
  5. Gas Bill

Digital Signature Certificate (Class 2)


DSC Application Form

Physical copy of duly filled and signed application with copy of Identity and address proof documents has to be submitted to Certifying Authority.

Crypto Token (E-Token)

Digital Signature Certificate can be stored only on Crypto Token (E-Token).

 

What is Digital Signature
A digital signature is a type of asymmetric cryptography used to simulate the security properties of a handwritten signature on paper. Digital signature schemes normally give two algorithms, one for signing that involves the user’s secret or private key, and one for verifying signatures that involves the user’s public key.
What is E-token
USB e-Token is a storage device where the Digital Signature can be stored with password protection. E-Token is password protected so that Digital Signature is never lost when computer is formatted or internet explorer changed.
What are the use of Class 2 Digital Signature Certificate?
Digital Signature are generally used for filing electronic documents. Class 2 Digital Signature Certificat are used for submission of e-forms with Registrar of Companies, Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), Filing Income Tax Return, Registration under Goods and Service Tax and Filing of Returns, Registration under Provident Funds and Filing of Returns etc.
Is Digital Signature available in Soft Copy?
No. Digital Signature is available in soft format. The CCI has formally discontinued the download of DSC in .pfx format. So, the digital signature can now be downloaded only to a Cryptographic Device.
What is Central Certifying authority or CCA?
The Central Government of India has appointed the Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA) under Information Technology Act 2000 for regulating the issue and management of Digital Signatures in India.
What is Certifying Authority - CA?
The Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA) appoints independent agencies as Certifying Authority (CA) for issue of Digital Signature Certificates. CAs are responsible for verification and issuance of DSC to applicant.
What is a RA - Registration Authority?
Registration Authority (RA) interacts with the DSC applicants for collection of documents and submission to CA and help them for submission of DSC application and in some cases for obtaining and using hardware Crypto device
Can a person have Two Digital Signature Certificates?
Yes. A person can have two digital signatures, say one for official use and other one for personal use.

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