Digital Signature Registration
A digital signature is an electronic form of a signature that can be used to authenticate the identity of the sender of a message or the signer of a document, and also ensure that the original content of the message or document that has been sent is unchanged. Digital signatures are the most important components of an e-signature program, and they can drive security, legal validity, and records management efficiency when using an electronic signing method. As such, creating an electronic signature should not happen in an official setting without the support of a digital signature. There are a lot of reasons digital signatures are great for business. They are fast. They save money. They improve document accuracy. They boost security. They are easy to use.
Importance of Digital Signature :
●Protecting the signature at the point of signing.
●Protecting the signature in storage.
●Protecting the signature on mobile devices.
Benefits Of Digital Signature :
●Cost & Time Saving
Physical documents are signed manually, similarly, electronic documents, for example, e-forms are required to be signed digitally using a Digital Signature Certificate.
The cost of obtaining a digital signature certificate may vary as many entities are issuing DSCs and their charges may differ. Kindly check with Certifying Authority directly for charges.
Digital Signatures are legally admissible in a Court of Law, as provided under the provisions of IT Act, 2000.
When a Bank Official logs in the MCA21 portal for the first time, the system prompts the Bank Official to register a DSC before proceeding further. The Bank official can then register the DSC during the first-time login.
Process Of Digital Signature Registration :
1. Log on and select your type of entity.
Log on to the website of a Certifying Authority licensed to issue Digital Certificates in India.
Having accessed the page, you will be guided to the Digital Certification Services’ section.
Now under the ‘Digital Certification Services’ section, click on the type of entity for which you want to obtain the DSC:’ individual or organization’, etc.
In case you are applying for an individual DSC, click on ‘individual’. A new tab containing the DSC Registration Form will appear. Download the DSC Registration Form on your PC.
2. Fill the necessary details.
1. Class of the DSC
3. Type: Only Sign or Sign & Encrypt
4. Applicant Name & Contact Details
5. Residential Address
6. GST Number & Identity Details of Proof Documents
8. Document as proof of identity
9. Document as proof of address
10. Attestation Officer
11. Payment Details
3. Once you have downloaded the form, fill in all the necessary details as required in the form.
4. Proof of identity and address.
5. Payment for DSC.
6. Post the documents required.