DSC is provided for under The Information Technology Act, 2000 for the security and authenticity of the documents filed electronically. DSC is issued by a certifying authority under Section 24 of the Indian IT-Act 2000. It is extremely useful and required in many processes like registration of a company, LLP, IE code and etc.
This is issued to verify a person against a pre-verified database. The DSC is used for filing many forms and documents especially ones under Companies Act 2013. This is usually issued in the form of a USB token after the KYC process.
This is more secure than the Class 2 DSC and is used to establish the identity in e-commerce and e-tendering processes. This class DSC is used mostly in auction processes that require DSCs without which there can be no bidding. The process for issuing is more tedious than the class 2 DSC.
The documents required for a DSC will differ based on the kind of applicant.
Documents of NRIs must be attested by the following authorities:
A Digital Signature Certification or DSC is usually granted for 1-2 years and must be renewed upon expiry.
It can be registered on the MCA website using the steps enumerated above keeping in mind the documents required.
Certifying Authority is a person who has been granted a license to issue a digital signature certificate (DSC) under Section 24 of the Indian IT-Act 2000.
It can be used in various processes like Company, LLP and IE code registration or for any online auction biddings.
If all the information goes correctly then the Digital Signature Certification or DSC is given within 3-7 working days.
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