Who needs a Digital Signature Certificate?
As e-filing is made compulsory in ROC, every director / signing authority needs to have their Digital Signature Certificate. It’s now mandatory to obtain Class-2 or Class-2 with PAN Digital Signature Certificate for any person who is required to sign manual documents and returns filed with ROC as per MCA21. Also an Individual is required to obtain Class-2 DSC with PAN for e-filing his return with Income Tax, India. Thus, Digital Signature Certificate to be obtained by:
- Company Secretary – in practice or on job.
- Other Authorized Signatories.
- Bank Officials.
Class-3 / Class-3B / Class-3C / Class-2B / Class-3 Authorized Individual Digital Signature Certificate is required to be obtained in order to participate in E-Tendering, E-Procurement of Orders, for Online Vendor Registration, Travel Agents, Railway Agents, IFFCO, HPCL, NTPC, MCL, GAIL, IOCL, WBSRDA, North Frontier Railways, Indian Railways, Air India, ONGC, Northern Railway, Southern Railway, Railway Tenders, Online e-Tenders, etc.
Authorized Individual Class 3 Digital Certificate in India is required by Government Officials, Municipal Authorities, Army Chiefs, Government Chief Secretaries, Army Engineers, Army Zonal Head / Chief, etc