Ministry of Company Affairs has launched a prestigious e-Governance programme named MCA21. Under the said MCA21 programme, new e-forms have been notified vide GSR No. 56(E) dated 10.02.2006 and statutory filing, in the office of RoC would be on the basis of the new e-forms only. To make these new e-forms legally recognized and authenticate Digital Signature Certificate issued by TCS is required. These Digital Signature Certificate used for e-forms has the same legal recognition and validity as handwritten signatures. Detailed MCA21 programme is available at www.mca.gov.in .
With E-Return filing becoming mandatory for Income Tax Assesses with an income of over Rs.5 lakhs per annum, the requirement and prevalence of Digital Signatures has increased manifold. IndiaFilings can help you obtain your Digital Signature hassle-free online. IndiaFilings is a Registered Partner of SIFY and E-Mudhra.
A Digital Signature is the equivalent of a physical signature in electronic format, as it establishes the identity of the sender of an electronic document in the Internet. Digital Signatures are used in India for online transactions such as Income Tax E-Filing, Company or LLP Incorporation, Filing Annual Return, E-Tenders, etc. Digital Signatures come in the form of a USB E-Token, wherein the Digital Signature Certificate is stored in a USB Drive and can be accessed through a computer to sign documents electronically.