What is a Digital Signature?
As the world is moving towards the digital age, the documentation that we used to process on papers, are being stored digitally now. Though going digital made things easier, the question arose on the authenticity of the document and there came the role of Digital Signatures.
A digital signature essentially serves the same purpose as a normal signature written by hand but it has the authenticity of a finger print. It’s created with a mathematical scheme which makes it hard to be duplicated. This mathematical code makes sure that when the document is received, nothing has been altered in it.
The digital signatures are protected through Public Key Infrastructure which is a digital security format. Digital Signatures significantly contribute to making a workplace more efficient.
What are the benefits of using a Digital Signature in India?
Your Digital signature is a certificate which when attached to a document becomes an attestation by the signature holder in agreement to the IT Law in India.
Digital Signatures have become a very important part of the documentation process because it’s almost impossible to tamper with it. Today, most of the government and private sectors in India collect tenders electronically only.
To file taxes like Income Tax, Sales tax etc. in India, you need a Digital Signature Certificate and legally binding of the electronic transaction is possible only through a digital signature.
Uses of digital signature certificate vary from sending secure emails to playing an important role during monitory web-based transactions. A Digital Certificate can be used for code signing of any software that is developed by you so as to prove the ownership of your very own domain name. The use of Digital Signature in India is mandatory for trademark registration, mobile security and banking transaction as well.
As Technology takes over the world, most of the work that was done on paper has been reduced to a soft copy that can be sent in no time from one corner of the world to the other
India has also been accepting these new changes and actively participating in this Global revolution.
And this very revolution gives rise to new companies who abiding within the Indian IT Law create Digital signatures for other companies and people. Yes, it has given rise to new service opportunities. However, the number of trusted companies are rare and one must align with the one that has good reviews. Sai Digital Signature is one of the most trusted companies that helps you set up your Digital Signature Certificate with 100% security.
As of today, in India, Digital Signatures are commonly used to login into websites that offer e-tender, e-filling and e-procurement services like:
• Income Tax
• Karnataka Government (PMGSY)
• Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
• Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)
• Coal India Limited
• Water Resources Department
• Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)
• Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC)
• Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL)
• Indian Railways (IREPS)
• Oil India Limited (OIL)
These are just a few examples of websites and services where a digital signature is required.
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