Prospect Legal is Bhopal, India based Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) seller, we provide Class-2 and Class-3 Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) with auto run token in India.
In this page we will tell you what is Digital Signature Certificate, who provide Digital Signature Certificate and use of Digital Signature Certificate in India.
What is a Digital Signature Certificate?
Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) are the digital equivalent (that is electronic format) of physical or paper certificates. Examples of physical certificates are drivers’ licenses, passports or membership cards. Certificates serve as proof of identity of an individual for a certain purpose; for example, a driver’s license identifies someone who can legally drive in a particular country. Likewise, a digital certificate can be presented electronically to prove your identity, to access information or services on the Internet or to sign certain documents digitally.
Why is Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) required?
Physical documents are signed manually, similarly, 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 the digital signature. Certifying Authority (CA) means a person who has been granted a license to issue a digital signature certificate under Section 24 of the Indian IT-Act 2000.
The list of licensed CAs
- Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
- National Informatics Center (NIC)
- IDRBT Certifying Authority
- SafeScrypt CA Services, Sify Communications Ltd.
- (n) Code Solutions CA
- MTNL Trust Line
- Customs & Central Excise
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.
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.
What is the legal status of a Digital Signature?
Digital Signatures are legally admissible in a Court of Law, as provided under the provisions of IT Act, 2000.