How to Apply a Digital Signature Certificate in India

What is a digital signature ??????

A digital signature or (DSC) is a secure digital key it is a way to identify yourself online. Just like driving licenses, passports, and PAN cards allow you to prove your identity offline, same as a digital signature let you prove your identity online. To do this, you need a digital signature certificate and that authorize you to sign documents digitally.

some highlight of the digital signature

  • It helps you to prove our identity online.
  • It is a secure and government-recognized way to do this.
  • Digital signatures are issued for 1 or 2 years. After their validity has expired, they need to be renewed.
  • Digitally signed documents are acceptable in legal courts as an evidence or proof

Where you can use the digital signature

Digital signature they can be used by anyone for any reason they have no any type of restrictions. It means that you can be used a digital signature in so many sectors of life. Here are a few area/points you can use the digital signature.

  • In business
  • For personal use.
  • Return filling for GST.
  • Filling of income tax.
  • For ROC e-filling.
  • Finance and insurance sector

How digital signature works



Let’s know what are the different classes of digital signature

There are three classes of digital signature certificate

  •  Class 1 Certificate:-

are about to issue to individuals/private subscribers. These certificates will confirm that users name (or alias) and E-mail address form an unblurred subject within the Certifying Authorities database.

  • Class 2 Certificate:-

These certificates will be issued for both business, personal and private or individuals sector use. These certificates will confirm that the information in the application provided by the sponsor does not conflict with the information in well-recognized consumer databases.

  •  Class 3 Certificate:-

This certificate will be issued to single/individuals as well as organizations. As these are high assurance certificates, primarily intended for e-commerce applications, they were about to be issued to individuals only on their personal (physical) appearance before the Certifying Authorities.

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The Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA) under the Ministry of Electronics & IT has authorized certain certifying authorities to issue digital signature certificates. you can go on this site link and follow all the process on the controller of certifying Authorities website.


How much cost to get a digital signature certificate

Certifying authorities in India don’t usually sell class 1 certificates. The reason may be because class 2 and 3 certificates are most commonly used on government portals and that class 1 doesn’t authenticate anything except your name and email address.

The prices of digital signature certificates vary from provider to provider and you can check the rates with each of them yourself. We checked Emudhra and their site offers digital signature certificates from Rs. 899 to Rs. 5,999 depending on the class, duration, and the type of certificate you need.

How long does it take to get a digital signature certificate in India?

Most certifying authorities take between three and seven working days to issue a digital signature certificate in India.


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