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A Digital Signature Certificate is an electronic signature duly issued by a certifying authority that shows the authority of the person signing the same. It is an electronic equivalent of a written signature.
The persons who require DSC ?
Every user who is required to sign an e-form for submission with MCA is required to obtain a Digital Signature Certificate of class – 2. For MCA-21, the following four types of users are identified as users of Digital Signatures and they are required to obtain a digital signature certificate:
- MCA (Government) Employees.
- Authorized signatories of the company including Managing Director, Directors, Managers or Secretary.
- Representative of Banks & Financial Institutions. A person requiring a Digital Signature Certificate can approach any of the Certifying authorities identified by the MCA for issuance of Digital Signature Certificate.