Signature Certificates (DSC) is an electronic form of physical or paper
certificates, which serve as proof of identity of an individual for a
certain purpose. A digital certificate can be presented electronically to
prove some ones identity, to access information or services on the
Internet or to sign certain documents digitally.
To facilitate electronic filing, all companies registered with the
Registrar of Companies have to procure legally valid Digital Signature
Like physical documents are signed manually, electronic documents are
required to be signed digitally using a Digital Signature Certificate.
A licensed Certifying Authority (MTNL-CA) issues the digital signature.
Certifying Authority (CA) means a person who has been granted a license to
issue a digital signature certificate under Section 24 of the Indian IT-Act
Digital signatures are easily transportable, cannot be imitated by someone
else, and can be automatically time-stamped.