A DSC substitutes a hand-written signature which is necessary for companies and Limited Liability Partnership (LLPs) and for other taxpayers to sign and file returns in the GST Common Portal. For this purpose either a Class 2 or a Class 3 digital signature certificate is required, that comes with 1 year, 2 years and 3-year validity.
For MCA (ROC)
For transactions concerning the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, company or organization should have Digital Signature Certificate (DSC). DSC of Class 2 and Class 3 category is required in the process of efilling on the MCA portal. Digital Signature Certificate of Class 2 or Class 3 is required.
EPFO has introduced a new system to support online submission of transfer claims by Members to make the transfer process clear, efficient and comfortable. The employee has an option to submit his claim either through his existing employer or the previous one. The employer will see all such application requests with ease, can verify/correct member details, accept and submit the requests through this portal online.
For Foreign Trade
Export and Import Organizations (EXIM organizations) can apply for licenses online. If any organisation is filing documents via Custom House Agents, it must be with DSC. A Digital Signature Certificate Class 3 is necessary.
For Trade Mark
To e-file Trademarks and Patent in India, the Controller General of Patents, Design and Trademarks (CGPDTM), it should be with class 3 DSC either with one year or two year or three year validity
IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) is a subsidiary of Indian Railways and handles the catering, tourism and online ticketing operations for the railways. Class 3 Type of DSC Is required.
In the E-Procurement processes i.e. buyer to supplier and vice-versa, DSC is a mandatory for all e-Procurement processes. Any company that is attending to apply for any Government e-Tender, it requires to hold a Class 3 Digital Signature Certificate registered under the name of a representative who is authorized to participate in the offers for E-Tendering.
DSC for Income Tax
With the DSC you can file your Returns easier and more secure. As per provisions under section 44AB of Income Tax Act “E-Filing is compulsory for all the individuals/professionals having a yearly gross receipt of INR 25 Lakhs and above and for business firm with an annual turnover of INR 1 Crore and above.
DSC For ICEGATE
CEGATE (Indian Customs EDI gateway) is the gateway for the Indian Customs EDI system users. It gives Remote EDI Services (RES) to the industry and trade for data exchange, filing documents, e-payment, document tracking, status inquiry, query-reply etc.
Foreign Nationals DSC
Citizens of another country and/ or their organization, as well as Indian national overseas, can apply for a digital signature online in order to safely transact in the country.