• What is a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)?

Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) is the electronic format of physical or paper certificate like a driving License, passport etc. Certificates serve as proof of identity of an individual for a certain purpose; for example, a Passport identifies someone as a citizen of that country; who can legally travel to any country. Likewise, a Digital Signature Certificate can be presented electronically to prove your identity, to access information or services on the Internet or to sign certain documents digitally.

  • What is a Digital Signature?

A digital signature is an electronic form of a signature that may be used to authenticate the identity of the sender of a message or the signer of a document, and also ensure that the original content of the message or document that has been sent is unchanged. Digital signatures are easily transportable and cannot be imitated by someone else. The ability to ensure that the original signed message arrived means that the sender cannot easily disclaim it later.

  • Where can I use Digital Signature Certificates?

You can use Digital Signature Certificates for the following:

For sending and receiving digitally signed and encrypted emails .For carrying out secure web-based transactions, or to identify other participants of web-based transactions.In eTendering, eProcurement, MCA [for Registrar of Companies efiling], Income Tax [for efiling income tax returns] Applications and also in many other applications.For signing documents like MSWord, MSExcel and PDFs. Plays a pivotal role in creating a paperless office.

  • How does a Digital Signature Certificate work?

A Digital Signature Certificate explicitly associates the identity of an individual/device with a pair of electronic keys – public and private keys – and this association is endorsed by the CA. The certificate contains information about a user’s identity (for example, their name, pincode, country, email address, the date the certificate was issued and the name of the Certifying Authority that issued it).

These keys complement each other in that one does not function in the absence of the other. They are used by browsers and servers to encrypt and decrypt information regarding the identity of the certificate user during information exchange processes. The private key is stored on the user’s computer hard disk or on an external device such as a token. The user retains control of the private key; it can only be used with the issued password.

The public key is disseminated with the encrypted information. The authentication process fails if either one of these keys in not available or do not match. This means that the encrypted data cannot be decrypted and therefore, is inaccessible to unauthorized parties.

  • What are the various types Of Digital Signature Certificate DSC?

Digital signature can be categorized into two distinctions based on usage, they are:

Class 2 – This is mostly used for filing Income Tax Returns, DST filing, Registers of Companies(ROC) and signing documents.

Class 3 – This is often used for e tendering which is conducted online, other than these, some of the areas it helps are includes are:

1. Interest expression registration of the suppliers

2. Download contract

3. Bid document submission

4. Tender Evaluation which may or may not involve e-auctions

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Why will you consider USB e-token? There is a digital signature certificate (DSC) present in the internet explorer of Computer (PC). Keeping DSC although have certain drawbacks :-

a) If anyone have access to your computer system, it can be misused

b) If the computer system is formatted by any means the DSC will be lost. The same effect will also take place if the internet explorer is changed. However there are safe and proper method to keep the DSC on e-token, that is a small USB port device, that is password protected. Etoken is basically a small hardware device which has to be plugged into a USB port of any system to digitally sign documents and can be preserved safely when not in use.

If you are looking for a Digital Signature Kolkata or a digital signature certificate Kolkata then you need to go to a digital signatures provider in Kolkata who complies with the regulations of the Controller of Certifying Authorities, Govt. of India such as Efiling InfoTech.

  • What is Class 2 Digital Signature Certificate DSC?

Class 2 digital signature for MCA21/ROC eFiling

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has enabled e filing with digital signature as mandatory under the MCA 21 program. Minimum standard of DSC required for e-filing the on the MCA21 portal is the class 2 digital signature. The class 2 digital signature certificate is required for all the authorised signatory of company under the MCA21. In the same way the class 2 digital signature certificate will be required by any document filed by Company Secretary (CS) Tax Practitioners, CWA and Charter accountant (CA).

Class 2 digital signature for Income Tax eFiling / GST

e-Filing with Pan Encrypted Digital Signature Certificate on the Income Tax e-Filing portal has been made mandatory w.e.f 1st July 2011 for Firms and Individuals whose accounts are required to be audited u/s 44 AB of the Income Tax Act’ 1961. For others who do not come under the above category, e-Filing Income Tax returns can be done with Digital Signature Certificates also. If filing is done electronically using digital signature, there is no need to submit a physical copy of the return. Else a physical printed copy of the filled up Form along with the copy of the Provisional Acknowledgement Number of your e-Return has to be submitted.

  • What is Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate DSC?

The CLASS 3 DIGITAL SIGNATURE is one of the most the product is highly beneficial for valued and essential projects like e tendering, e filing, e pronouncement and e-governance etc.

Avail Class 3 Digital Signature

Public Works Department, Indian Ordnance Factories, Balmer Lawrie , NTPC-National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd , Indian Oil Corporation, e-Tendering ONGC – Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd, IREPS, Air-India, DGS&D, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited BSNL, ISRO – Indian Space Research Organization, Hindustan Petroleum , eProcurement Coal India Ltd, IFFCO, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), Power Grid Corporation, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., (via Mjunction) Government Of West Bengal , Government Of Chhattisgarh, Government Of Assam, Government Of Maharashtra, Department Of Atomic Energy, New Delhi Municipal Council, ,Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited, Government of Andhra Northern Railway , Hindustan Aeronautic Ltd. Class-3 Digital Signature Certificate in India is required by Government Officials, Municipal Authorities, Army Chiefs, Government Chief Secretaries, Army Engineers, Army Zonal Head / Chief, etc.

  • What are Certificate Types in Class 3 DSC ?

Class 3 Digital Signature basically divided according to requirement of various e-Governance platforms. Class 3 DSC comes in “Signing” and “Encryption” Certificates. User can choose Signing ONLY Certificate or Encryption Certificate based on their requirement. Now next Question will be : What is the Difference between two ?. Signing Certificates basically used to Map with Users Login, Signing of Documents on Different e-Tendering Platforms, whereas Encryption Certificate is mainly used to secure the confidential documents.A User can obtain both Certificates but can not procure ONLY Encryption Certificate without Signing Certificate.