Ever Imagined you can sign Digitally in place of the traditional way of signing..??
Yes, you Can..
So, ever imagined that the same can be done by paying a very nominal charges for the same that won’t even make a hole in your pocket..??
While the country goes Digital and Paperless, why sign Traditionally..??
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What is Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)?
A Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is a secure digital key that certifies the identity of the holder, issued by a Certifying Authority (CA). It typically contains your identity (name, email, country, APNIC account name and your public key). Digital Certificates use Public Key Infrastructure meaning data that has been digitally signed or encrypted by a private key can only be decrypted by its corresponding public key. A digital certificate is an electronic “credit card” that establishes your credentials when doing business or other transactions on the Web.
What is an eToken?
USB e-Token can be password protected so that Digital Signature is never lost when computer is formatted or Internet Explorer changed. A virus cannot affect USB Token, and the digital certificate stored would always be secure. eToken is a special purpose token that is made only for the storage of a Digital Certificate. Currently the major eTokens available in the market includes ePass 2003 Auto, WD Proxkey, m-Token, Alladin and Safenet. A Digital Signature can only be stored on an eToken and recently the eToken CSP version was recently updated by the CCA to CSP 2.0 enhancing the security of the token further. An eToken is in shape of a pen drive and people normally confuse it with a normal pen drive that can be used to storage media however it is not the case. An eToken for DSC is a highly secured device that can be used just for storing Public and Private key of a Digital Signature Certificate.
What is Encryption and Difference between Signing and Encryption Certificate
Message encryption provides confidentiality and allows users to encrypt document with the public key which can be decrypted only with the corresponding private key. To put it in simple terms while encrypting you use their public key to write message and recipient uses their private key to read it. One of the most secure way protecting for confidential documents.
Message signing binds the identity of the message source to this message. It ensures data integrity, message authentication, and non-repudiation altogether. When signing, you use your private key to write message’s signature, and they use your public key to check if it’s really yours.
Practically Digital Signature Applicants are compulsorily required to get an Encryption certificate along if they are using it at specific places where an Encryption certificate has been made compulsory by the Authority on which the DSC is being used.
Applications of DSC
India is moving towards digital and in the new Digital Era, Digital Signature has become a daily need of the citizens of the country to carry on their day to day tasks. Whether it be filing a return on Income Tax or GST or filing compliances for a company you own, you need a DSC. Even a tender can not be applied without a Digital Signature in the current generation. Government is trying to make the country paperless everyday by making Digital Signature implement at various new sites and compliances daily. Recently all Gram Panchayats had to compulsorily get a DSC issued for them as their grants won’t be issued now without use of a Digital Signature.
A Digital Signature of a person is only made after making sure the person is applying himself as currently the process of procuring a Digital Signature is very stringent. A Life certificate of pensioners can even be issued through a Digital Signature of the person who is entitled for the pension. A Digital Signature certificate issued in India currently can be used for carrying so many tasks that one may can not even think of.
The government is even preparing since long to replace paper cheques with Digital Cheques through Digital Signature however infrastructure required for it is not ready yet and so it has been delayed.
Some of the major uses of a Digital Signature are:-
- Income Tax Compliances
- ROC Compliances
- Tender Filings
- Import Export Trade Compliances
- Provident Fund
- Goods and Service Tax
- Signing an Invoice Digitally
and many more..
Different types of Digital Signature
Digital signature is available in various types in India and different types of Digital Signature offer different kinds of security. Obviously the more the security the higher the price. Also specific compliances need to be carried out by a specific kind of DSC so before applying for one be sure what kind of Digital Signature you need as per your requirement.
A Digital Signature can be applied under the below three categories:-
- Class 2 Digital Signature (used mostly for IT, GST, MCA, PF, ESI etc.)
- Class 3 Digital Signature (used mostly for filing tenders and ICEGate)
- DGFT IET Certificate (used for DGFT website specifically)
While the Class 2 and Class 3 DSC can also be applied with Encryption certificates if required for a specific purpose.
Also a Class 3 DSC can be used at all places where a Class 2 DSC is used however vice a versa is’nt possible at all.
DSCs come with a validity options of 1, 2 and 3 years however we prefer a 2 year validity DSC as it is the most cost effective option available. To know more about which kind of DSC will suit you, talk to our DSC expert at 0181–3810067.
Process for getting a Digital Signature
While an Individual DSC can be applied through hybrid paperless model where Applicant needs to send us his/her Address Proof, Pan Card and A Passport size photo, an organisation DSC requires a specific set of documents that varies from case to case. You may get in touch with our team to know what all documents you need before proceeding with an Organisation DSC by getting in touch with us on: 0181–3810067 or 0091–9041222285 where our DSC expert will assist you with the complete process.
After the documents are provided, you need to provide us an OTP and proceed with submitting a video of yourself on a video link assigned to you.
Thinking how will these prices not burn a hole in your pocket? Well we are here for you. Exclusively for you, we are offering a discount of around 50%-80% on all our products.
Buy a Digital Signature Certificate with Us
If you are sure with the type of DSC you want, click on the below button and visit our eStore to buy the DSC you want. We are offering a discount of upto 80% on the DSC prices. Also as a special gift, we are offering a special coupon code to you, please use the Code: PKCWEB to avail a special discount of upto Rs. 500 on the already discount prices. The prices include the cost of certificate, eToken and Doorstep delivery charges.
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