Digital signatures play a crucial role in verifying the authenticity of any document shared online. If a document contains the digital signature of the authorized signatory, the receiver knows that the document is genuine.
But how do you verify the signatory? This is where a digital signature certificate (DSC) becomes necessary. In India, it holds high importance as you can use it for online auctions, e-filing income tax returns (ITR), signing documents like PDFs, and more.
It is admissible in a court of law as evidence and accepted by government agencies. In fact, it is compulsory for those who need to get their accounts audited for ITR filing and many others. Also, DSC does away with the need to send hard copies.
Top Certifying Authorities or Digital Signature Service Providers
Under Section 24 of the Indian IT-Act 2000, the Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA) has granted a license to the following for issuance of DSC:
- (n) Code Solutions CA
- Pantasign CA
- IDSign CA
e-Mudhra Limited is a licensed Certifying Authority under the Information Technology Act of India issuing digital signature certificates in India since 2008. eMudhra Limited provides document processing automation, AI, and data security platforms. The Authority provides digital signature certificate, authentication, access management, and encryption solutions. e-Mudhra serves customers in India.
(n) Code Solutions CA
The Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited. (GNFC), Promoted by Govt.of Gujarat ,has strategically diversified since 1989 expanding its portfolio much beyond Fertilizers and Chemicals.
As part of a major initiative in the Internet security domain, its division (n)Code Solutions has set up a world class PKI facility to offer Digital Signature Certificate & range of PKI based solutions.
(n)Code also offers a wide range of Security Services which include Managed IT Services & Secure Infrastructure design & building Services.
Pantagon Sign Securities Private Limited, incorporated on 07, March, 2019 under the Companies Act, 2013. It is a brand in digital signature constitute of young and dynamic enthusiastic promoters. Pantasign CA is a digital market from last 10 years and well versed with the technology and Market. We committed to delivering digital signature with the highest standards in the industry through an ethical operation, a diverse an inclusive global work force, and continuous focus on customers, partners and employee. Synergetic partnerships can give birth to individual insights and accelerate time to market, which are advantageous in delivering sustained growth in a win-win scenario for PantaSign as well as partners.
Capricorn CA is a Licensed Certifying Authority in India by CCA, under the IT Act 2000. Through expertise, zeal, and endeavor Capricorn CA make DSC issuance and DSC related solutions quick and easy for the customer. Capricorn CA issues a variety of Certificates to individuals, foreigners, organizations, websites, devices, etc. Capricorn CA goal is not to just do business but build relationships through trust and transparency. Capricorn CA aspire to make security and efficiency customary for the users than a privilege.
IDSign CA – Licensed Certifying Authority. IDSign CA is a Government of India licensed certifying authority under the IT Act 2000. IDSign CA provides legally valid digital signature certificates to the consumers, corporate and government organization individuals. IDSign CA provides full range of PKI services that includes, certificate issuance, revocation list issuance, Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP), Time stamping Authority (TSA).
Verasys (V SIGN)
Verasys Technologies Private Limited, incorporated on August 24, 2016 under the Companies Act, 2013, stands among one of the recognized companies for providing digital signature certificates and related services. With the Government of India driving ‘Digital India’, we do not see the demand for digital signatures and electronic signatures coming down in the next few years. Some of the examples include Income Tax Return filings, MCA, PF, GST etc. We issue digital signatures based on Aadhaar e-KYC making the entire process of obtaining a DSC quick and paperless. Practically, Verasys can issue a DSC within minutes versus the traditional way of making a paper application and providing certified documents Verasys have a dedicated team of professionals, who understand the domain, government rules and regulations as well as the specific business needs and provide the best eSign or electronic signature related services.
XtraTrustCA or XtraTrust CA is a licensed Certifying Authority ( CA ) under CCA to provide and issue digital signature and pki services in India under IT Act 2000. Its corporate office is in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. XtraTrustCA is a division under XtraNet Technologies Private Limited which was incorporated in 2002 by highly experienced professionals. XtraTrust offers various partner programs including but not limited to i. Global ii. Elite iii. Supreme iv. Advanced with unique features in every program.
Benefits of XtraTrust Digital Signature Franchise
1. Issue XtraTrust Paperless Digital Signatures
2. Fastest Certificate issuance.
3. Best in Class Partner Support from XtraTrust
4. Full Automated Approval directly from XtraTrust
5. Market Lowest Price.
6. Become XtraTrust Partner & Create your channel network.
7. No Price Restriction on your Selling Price.
8. No Expiry Date for DSC and Token Stock to sell.
9. No Security Deposit / Additional Charges Other than Stock.
10. Managed by Professional Management