Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) can be used as proof of identity of a person as well as of an organization for specific purposes. It is a digital certificate which can be submitted online to prove your identity or to access information/services online or even to sign specific documents online.

Your identity can be authenticated by a DSC electronically (online). It provides you a high level of security for all your online transactions. This is because it ensures absolute privacy for the information that is exchanged using a DSC. You can also use these certificates to sign/encrypt data so that only the intended receiver would be able to read it. When sending such information, you can digitally sign it so that the receiver will know that it wasn’t changed in transit and also that it was sent by you.


Legality Of Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)

DSC’s were made legal in India by the Information Technology Act 2000. Now, the DSC’s are issued by license certifying authorities under the Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India according to the Information Technology Act.

How to apply for a DSC Digital Signature Certificate in India for registration of a company as a sole proprietorship?

To apply for a company registration, a Class 2 type DSC is needed. For such a DSC issued by Sify or Mudra, you must have the following:

  1. PAN Card
  2. Address Proof (Aadhar/Passport/Voter ID/Electricity Bill/Driving License/Bank Statement)
  3. Recent passport size color photograph
  4. Your mobile number and Email address for verification.

Fill up an application form and submit it to the agents of E-Mudra or Sify. These agents will process your application and the DSC will be issued within 1 day.

Normally, The CS i.e Company Secretaries will get your DSC issued during the process of incorporation. Do hire a CS as they will help you through your company registration process and also will get your DSC issued without any troubles.

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