Digital Signature Certificate (DSC), like hand written signature, establishes the identity of the sender filing the documents through internet which sender can not revoke or deny. Accordingly, Digital Signature Certificate is a digital equivalent of a hand written signature which has an extra data attached electronically to any message or a document. Digital Signature also ensures that no alterations are made to the data once the document has been digitally signed. A DSC is normally valid for 1 or 2 years, after which it can be renewed. Under MCA21 every person who is required to sign manual documents and returns filed with ROC is required to obtain a Class 2 Digital Signature Certificate (DSC). Mainly useful for Efiling of Income Tax Return, MCA21, eTDS, E-Intermediary etc. Accordingly following have to obtain Digital Signature Certificate: a. Directors; b. Auditors; c. Company Secretary - Whether in practice or in job; d. Bank Officials - for Registration and Satisfaction of Charges; e. Other Authorized Signatories.
1. Filling up of DSC application form and submission of the same to DSC provider along with the requisite fees. 2. Activation of the DSC upon receipt of confirmation from the service provider through SMS or email. 3. Role check for the same with MCA, EPF and IT website.
1. Passport size photograph. 2. Self attested copy of PAN -Mandatory. 3. In case of a foreign Director - self attested copy of Passport mandatory. 4. Self attested copy of an Address proof.