Digital Signature or DSC is used to implement Electronic Signature that is E-signature, it refers to any electronic data that carries the intent of a signature, but all electronic signatures do not use digital signatures. Digital Signatures are of their own importance and equivalent to handwritten signatures and stamped seals. DSC Class 3 can be used to authenticate the source of messages. for filling return, the person has to need Digital Signature. Class 2 Digital Signature Certificates provide obtain by getting DIN or DPIN.
Digital Signature Certificates are generally used for filing returns of Income Tax returns, Companies, and VAT, Company or LLP Incorporation. These certificates have a different type. And a different role. Class 3 DSC will be issued for both business personnel and private individuals use. These certificates will confirm that the information in the application provided by the subscriber does not conflict with the information in well-recognized consumer databases and the information is genuine. Class II type of Digital Signature is used for IT Company, Return E-Filing, Obtaining Director Identification Number DIN, and filling other forms in the Ministry of corporate affairs. This class of Digital Signature is used to cross verification. This type of Digital Signature is used for e-filing of documents with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) and the Income Tax Department.
In todays high technology world, traditional signatures methods are replaced by technological innovations
The aspects where this comes into play include
- Contract download
- Evaluation of tenders (May or may not involve e-auctions)
- Supplier registration/expression of interest
- Submission of the bid document
Usage of Class - 3 DSC
- ITR e-filing
- ROC e-filing
- MCA21 e- filing
- PF/ESI e- filing
- Company Annual Filing
- Income Tax Return Filing
- Apply for Trademark
- GST Registration
- GST Filing
Documents Required For Digital Signature Certificates (DSC)
The requirement of Digital Signature has its own importance. Digital Signature is used for E-tendering .if anyone is applying for any kind of tender ,then he can used digital signature for filling the tenders. DSC are safe and secure way.
A licensed Certifying Authority (CA) issues the digital signature. Certifying Authority (CA) means a person who has been granted a license to issue a digital signature certificate under Section 24 of the Indian IT-Act 2000.
DSC has mainly two types class -2 and class-3 .both of these are used for E-filling and E-tendering.
The fee for getting digital signature certificate may vary ,as there are many entities issuing DSCs and their charges may differ. The approximate cost could be between Rs.2000 to Rs.3000 depending on its usability.
The Authority Will Issue the Certificate with seven Working days.
Digital Signature are legally authorized by the authorized body and provisioned under the supervision of IT.