Class 2 Individual Signing only for Income tax GST MCA
Q. Why Class II Digital Signature?
Ans. Class II DSC is issued wherein the identity of a person is verified against a trusted, pre-verified database.
Q. Where Class II Digital Signature can be used?
Ans. Class II DSCs can be used in
- Income Tax e Filing
- Provident fund e Filing
- GST e Filing
- MCA21 – Ministry of Corporate Affairs
- Upload of eForms
- Make Payments
- Annual e-Filing
- DIN – Director Identification Number
- IEC – Import Export Code
- Tenancy Contracts
- Verify Electronic Documents
- Filing of so many state tenders
- and many more…
Q.What is Signing Certificate and encryption certificate?
Ans: To use a digital signature or encryption we must have a digital id or digital certificate or pubic key certificate or identity certificate. It is an electronic document used to prove the ownership of a public key.
- Signing certificate, which acts as a digital signature between Sender and Recipient. When we sign data, we include our digital signature with the data as shown in image. It ensures that messages have not been tampered
- Encryptionis a process of encoding a message using key (Symetric key/private key or public key).
Q. What are the required documents?
- Document as proof of identity (Any one):
- Aadhaar (eKYC Service)
- Driving License
- PAN Card
- Post Office ID card
- Bank Account Passbook/statement containing the photograph and signed by an individual with attestation by the concerned Bank official.
- Photo ID card issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs of Centre/State Governments.
- Any Government issued photo ID card bearing the signatures of the individual.
- Documents as proof of address (Any one):
- Aadhaar (eKYC Service)
- Telephone Bill
- Electricity Bill
- Water Bill
- Gas connection
- Bank Statements signed by the bank
- Service Tax/VAT Tax/Sales Tax registration certificate.
- Driving License (DL)/ Registration certificate (RC)
- Voter ID Card
- Property Tax/ Corporation/ Municipal Corporation Receipt
With the above documents, the following conditions will apply.
- Validation of signature on application forms: At least one identity or address proof should contain signature of applicant. If absent, subscribers should submit their signatures validated by the bank where they hold a bank account. The CA should use that verification document to confirm the signature of subscriber present on the application form.
2. The validity of the Address Proof: In case of any utility bills like electricity, water, gas, and telephone bill, in the name of the applicant, the recent proof, but not earlier than 3 months from the date of application should be attached.
- Using single document copy to be used for both Identity & Address proof: This may be considered. However, if the address in the Photo-id is different from the address given in the application then a separate address proof may be insisted for.
3.Attestation against original copy: Copy of supporting document should be attested by any one of the following:
- Group ‘A’ /Group ‘B’ Gazetted officers
- Bank Manager/Authorised executive of the Bank
- Post Master
Q. What is PKI?
Ans: A Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is a set of roles, policies, and procedures needed to create, manage, distribute, use, store, and revoke digital certificates and manage public-key encryption.
Q. Where it can be stored?
- The signature keys should be generated in the crypto-medium and should not be copied.
- The encryption keys are to be generated at the subscriber’s system and should be archived prior to transfer into crypto-medium.