MCA21 is an e-governance project
of the Ministry of Company Affairs (MCA), Government
of India which is not only welcomed by all industrial sectors
but also by professionals. Under this e-governance project,
paper based environment will evolve into a paperless one.
New set of e-forms are especially designed for this project.
These e-forms are available in various file formats and can
be freely downloaded from the MCA Website, www.mca.gov.in, which is accessible
round the clock i.e 24x7 hrs making filing of the e-forms
also possible at any time of 24x7.
Obligations for e-FILING
makes it compulsory to procure a Class-2 Digital Signature
Certificate and a Computer System running following softwares
along with internet access.
2000 / Windows XP #
Internet Explorer 6.0 & above
# Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.5
# Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
Types of Digital Signature Certificate
are 3 types of Digital Signature Certificates,namely :-
Class-1, Class-2 and
Class-3. Each has its own level of security and is meant for
a particular category of professional and or sector of industry
.Components of a Digital Signature Certificate
1. Your public
key: any one can get a copy of this and is part of the verification
2. Your name and e-mail address: This is necessary for contact
information purposes and to enable the viewer to identify
3. Expiration date of the public key: This part of the signature
is used to set a shelf life and to ensure that in the event
of prolonged abuse of a signature eventually the signature
4. Name of the company: This section identifies the company
that the signature belongs too.
5. Serial number of the Digital ID: This part is a unique
number that is bundled to the signature for tracking ad extra
6. Digital signature of the CA (Certification Authority):
This is a signature that is issued by the authority that issues
Use of Digital Signature CertificateDigital Signature
Certificate can be used to access secured zones of web sites
where member login is required, surpassing the requirement
of entering the user name and password. It insures by means
of verification and validation that the user is whom he/she
claims to be. This is done by combining the users credential
to the digital certificate and in turn this method uses one
point of authentication. Digital certificates ensure confidentiality
and ensure that messages can only be read by authorized intended
recipients. Digital certificates also verify date and time
so that senders or recipients can not dispute if the message
was actually sent or received.
Sending Digitally Signed Mail
You can also
use your Digital Signature Certificate to digitally sign your
emails sent through Outlook Express / MS-Outlook etc. Digitally
signing the mail authenticates your identity and enables the
receiver to ensure that the mail has come from you only. It
also ensures that the content of the mail is not tampered
in the transit and the mail received by the receiver is the
same what you have sent.
who require Digital Signature CertificateUnder
MCA21 all the authorized signatories of company and professionals
who sign the manual documents and returns filed with ROC is
required to obtain a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC).
Therefore following personnel have to procure Digital Signature
Certificate: 1. Directors
3. Company Secretary - Whether in practice or in job.
4. Bank Officials - for Registration and Satisfaction of Charges
5. Other Authorized Signatories
required with Application Form
Proof of identity,
a self attested copy of PAN Card. Valid Active PAN with the
Income Tax Department.
Proof of residence - Any one, a self attested copy of latest
bill: WATER / ELECTRICITY / POWER / TELEPHONE / CREDIT CARD
or VOTER’S ID CARD / DRIVING LICENSE/PASSPORT in the
applicant’s name for address confirmation.
about Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) resides in certificate
section of Internet Options of computer system but keeping
DSC details on computer system in this way has the following
a) It can be misused by unauthorized
b) If the computer system fails or internet explorer is changed
DSC is lost.
Accordingly, safe and proper method is to keep DSC on e-token,
a small USB port device, which is password protected e-token
cost extra @
Rs. 999/- (all inclusive)
A BRIEF OUTLINE
OF STEPS FOR PROCURING YOUR DIGITAL SIGNATURE CERTIFICATE
Collect Application Form from us / DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM NOW!
You can download this application
form & take a printout of the same as a Hard Copy.
the Application Form. Fields marked by * indicate
it to be compulsory.
Self Attested copy of PAN Card (PAN card is compulsory)
& Self Attested copy of any one of the latest
bill of WATER / ELECTRICITY / POWER / TELEPHONE /
CREDIT CARD or VOTER’S ID CARD / DRIVING LICENSE/PASSPORT
in the applicant’s name for address confirmation.
(as Proof of residence)
Re-confirm Subscriber's e-mail ID.
Take Signature on the Application Form and Subscriber's Agreement.
|| Prepare Demand Draft/Cheque
(at par) in favour of "Shakambaree Traders Pvt.
at Kolkata. (Payment in cash also accepted)
Send the complete set to Shakambaree Traders Pvt.
Ltd., Kolkata (addresses mentioned below) or for any
assistance, Please contact us.