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 mtnlTrustLine or 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
A Digital Signature Certificate, like hand written signature, establishes the identity
of the sender filing the documents through internet which sender can not revoke
or deny. A Digital Signature Certificate is not only a digital equivalent of a hand
written signature it adds extra data electronically to any message or a document
where it is used to make it more authentic and more secured. Digital Signature ensures
that no tampering of data is done once the document has been digitally signed. A
DSC is normally valid for 1 or 2 years, after which renewal is required.