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DIGITAL SIGNATURE

Digital Signature

About Digital Signature

A Digital Signature Certificate, like hand written signature, establishes the identity of the sender filing the documents through internet which sender can not revoke or deny. A Digital Signature Certificate is not only a digital equivalent of a hand written signature it adds extra data electronically to any message or a document where it is used to make it more authentic and more secured. Digital Signature ensures that no tampering of data is done once the document has been digitally signed. A DSC is normally valid for 1 or 2 years, after which renewal is required.

Changes in Digital Signature process w.e.f 01-Jan-2021
  • No class 2 DSC to be issued and only class 3 DSC will be issued from 01st Jan 2021.
  • From January 1st 2021 all organization DSC’s will only be in paperless mode and organization DSC’s in paper mode cannot be issued by any Certifying Authority.
  • Even for DSC’s for Government officials, video verification is made mandatory effective January 1st 2021
So, Class 3 DSC is now applicable for all MCA, Income Tax, GST purposes w.e.f 01-Jan-2021.