Digital Signature is used to sign documents electronically. Use DSC to place signatures on invoices, agreements, tax returns, bids, Banking, Insurance, Corporate documents, Cersai, FIU, UIDAI, Contracts,etc.
Digital Signature is legally binding. Only a licensed Certifying Authority can issue Digital Signature Certificates.
Paper-less process is faster and fully online to buy DSC. No need to send documents by post or courier.
DSC is issued with validity of 1 to 3 years. After the expiration of the validity period, applicants need to renew or buy a new DSC. New USB token or old token could be used to store DSC. How to decide the Class of DSC required?
There are two classes of Digital Signature available - Class 2 and Class-3. Which class should I buy? This is a common question among applicants.
Class-2 DSC is sufficient for most purposes like Tax (income tax or GST), EPFO, Director's eKYC, register new business on MCA portal, Import Export Code, sign invoices (Tally or Zoho Books), EPFO, etc. However, Government eProcurement portals encourage applicants to use Class-3. Buy an encryption combo for submitting bids to the tender portal if TIA requires so.