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  1. Digital Signature Certificate

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  3. Caution :  Never remove the Old encryption from the device. The old encryption certificates lying in the eToken must not be deleted. They should always be retained. Any of the tenders which have been configured with these old certificates as bid openers cannot be opened, if certificates have been deleted from the token.

  4. Frequently Asked Questions on DSC

  5. What is a Digital Signature Certificate? Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) are the digital equivalent (that is electronic format) of physical or paper certificates. Examples of physical certificates are drivers' licenses, passports or membership cards. Certificates serve as a proof of identity of an individual for a certain purpose; for example, a driver's license identifies someone who can legally drive in a particular country. Likewise, a digital certificate can be presented electronically to prove your identity, to access information or services on the Internet or to sign certain documents digitally.

  6. 2. Why is Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) required? Like physical documents are signed manually, electronic documents, for example e-forms are required to be signed digitally using a Digital Signature Certificate. Transactions that are done using Internet if signed using a Digital Signature certicate becomes legally valid.

  7. 3. Who issues the Digital Signature Certificate? A licensed Certifying Authority (CA) issues the digital signature. Certifying Authority (CA) means a person who has been granted a license to issue a digital signature certificate under Section 24 of the Indian IT-Act 2000.

  8. 4. What are the different types of Digital Signature Certificates valid for eTenderingprogramme ? The different types of Digital Signature Certificates are:Class 2: Here, the identity of a person is verified against a trusted, pre-verified database. Class 3: This is the highest level where the person needs to present himself or herself in front of a Registration Authority (RA) and prove his/ her identity. • NOTE: ( In eProcurement Site please use class 3 DSC)

  9. 5. What type of Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is to be obtained for eFiling on the eTendering Portal? DSC of Class 3 category issued by a licensed Certifying Authority (CA) needs to be obtained for efiling on the eTendering Portal.

  10. 6. What is the cost of obtaining a Digital Signature Certificate? The cost of obtaining a digital signature certificate may vary as there are many entities issuing DSCs and their charges may differ. The approximate cost could vary between Rs. 2000 to Rs. 3000 depending on the number of years for which it is issued.

  11. 9. How much time do CAs take to issue a DSC? The time taken by Certifying Authorities to issue a DSC may vary from three to seven days.

  12. 10. What is the validity period of a Digital Signature Certificate?  The Certifying Authorities are authorized to issue a Digital Signature Certificate with a validity of one or two years. The maximum period for which the DSC is issued is only two years. On the expiry of the term, the Digital Signature Certificate can be revalidated by paying the fees again.

  13. 11. What is the legal status of a Digital Signature?  Digital Signatures are legally admissible in a Court of Law, as provided under the provisions of IT.

  14. 12. Is a company required to obtain a Digital Signature Certificate in its own name for eTendering Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is not required by Companies but by individuals. For example the Director or the Authorized signatory signing on behalf of the Company requires a DSC.

  15. 13. Can I do e-filing of documents if I do not possess a DSC?  No. It is mandatory to have a valid digital signature certificate for e-filing the forms on eTendering portal.

  16. Certifying Authorities

  17. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Tata Consultancy Services ( TCS ) Head Office Address : TCS House Raveline Street Fort Mumbai : 400021 Maharashtra ,India .Tata Consultancy Services ( TCS ) Phone Number : (22) 67789999 67789393 Tata Consultancy Services ( TCS ) Website :

  18. National Informatics Center (NIC) National Informatics CentreDepartment of Electronics & Information TechnologyMinistry of Communications & Information TechnologyA-Block, CGO Complex, Lodhi Roadwim[at]nic[dot]inNew Delhi - 110 003 India

  19. IDRBT Certifying Authority Road No. 1, Castle Hills, Masab Tank, Hyderabad – 500 057, India. Phone/Fax: +91 40 23536297 Email: Website:

  20. SafeScrypt CA Services, Sify Communications Ltd.

  21. (n) Code Solutions CA

  22. MTNL Trust Line Shakambaree Traders Pvt. Ltd.98, B. K. Paul Avenue, Kolkata - 700 005, IndiaCall Sales Now @ +91-33-25301072 / For More Details Contact :Vinod: 9836384222/Kiran: 25301072

  23. Customs & Central Excise Government of IndiaMinistry of FinanceOFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER CENTRAL EXCISE DELHI-III, UDYOG VIHAR, VANIJAY NIKUNJ, UDYOG MINAR, PHASE-V, GURGAONTel.No. 0124-2346931 Fax No. 0124-2349463

  24. E-MUDHRA eMudhra Consumer Services Ltd.3rd Floor, Sai Arcade,Outer Ring Road,Devarabeesanahalli,Bangalore - 560103 Karnataka, IndiaPhone: +91 80 43360000Fax: +91 80 42275306Email:

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