DSC is used to file documents electronically with Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Income Tax Department
What is DSC?
Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) are the digital equivalent (that is electronic format) of physical or paper certificates. Like physical documents are signed manually, electronic documents, for example e-forms are required to be signed digitally using a Digital Signature Certificate.
Why is Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) required?
Like physical documents are signed manually, electronic documents, for example e-forms are required to be signed digitally using a Digital Signature Certificate.
Who issues the Digital Signature Certificate?
A licensed Certifying Authority (CA) issues DSC. Certifying Authority (CA) means a person who has been granted a license to issue a digital signature certificate under Section 24 of the IT Act, 2000.
What are the different types of Digital Signature Certificates valid for MCA21 program?
The different types of Digital Signature Certificates are: Class 2: Here, the identity of a person is verified against a trusted, pre-verified database.
Class 3: This is the highest level where the person needs to present himself or herself in front of a Registration Authority (RA) and prove his/ her identity.
Is Director Identification Number (DIN) a pre-requisite to apply for DSC?
What is the validity period of a Digital Signature Certificate?
The Certifying Authorities are authorized to issue a Digital Signature Certificate with a validity of one or two years.
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