Demystifying DSC: Everything you need to know about Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) for MCA21 filings from a Digital Signature Service provider or trusted CA firm in Udaipur. Covers Information Technology Act (IT ACT) provisions on electronic security
The Information Technology Act of 2000 allows for the use of digital signatures on electronically submitted documents to ensure their security and authenticity. All filings made by companies and LLPs under the MCA21 e-Governance program must use digital signatures assigned to authorized signatories.
A person can use only the valid Digital Signatures issued him. It is illegal to use Digital Signatures of anybody other than the one to whom it is issued.
Certification Agencies are appointed by the office of the Controller of Certification Agencies (CCA) under the provisions of IT Act, 2000. There are a total of eight Certification Agencies authorised by the CCA to issue Digital Signature Certificates (DSCs).
Classes of DSCs:
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has stipulated a Class-II or above category signing certificate for e-Filings under MCA21. A person who already has the specified DSC for any other application can use the same for filings under MCA21 and is not required to obtain a fresh DSC.
Validity of Digital Signatures:
The DSCs are typically issued with one year validity and two year validity. These are renewable on expiry of the period of initial issue.
Costing/ Pricing of Digital Signatures:
The first time cost includes the cost of medium i.e. USB token which is a one-time cost. Thereafter renewal cost is there on expiry.
Where to obtain Digital Signature Certificate
A person can obtain Digital Signature service in Udaipur or DSC from the office of S K Nagda and Company, the Best CA in Udaipur on making payment. The applicant needs to provide Aadhar eKYC etc. and based authentication the DSC will be issued in a couple of days.
What is a DSC and why is it needed for MCA21 e-filings? This informative post by a leading CA firm in Udaipur covers DSC basics and legal provisions.