Can I use DigiLocker for e-signing of documents?
Curious about DigiLocker
Yes, DigiLocker provides the facility for esigning of documents through its integration with the Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) service. With a valid DSC, you can electronically sign documents stored in your DigiLocker account. Esignatures are legally recognized in India under the Information Technology Act, 2000.
To use the esigning feature in DigiLocker, follow these steps:
1. Obtain a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC): You need to obtain a valid Digital Signature Certificate from a licensed Certifying Authority (CA) in India. The DSC is a digital equivalent of a physical signature and is used to authenticate the identity of the signatory.
2. Link your DSC to DigiLocker: Once you have obtained the DSC, you can link it to your DigiLocker account. This is done by accessing the "Profile" section in your DigiLocker account and selecting the option to link your DSC. Follow the instructions provided to complete the linking process.
3. Esign documents: After linking your DSC, you can esign documents stored in your DigiLocker account. Select the document you want to sign and choose the option to esign. The DigiLocker platform will use your linked DSC to apply the digital signature to the document.
It's important to note that the esignature feature in DigiLocker is specifically for documents stored within the platform. It may not be applicable or recognized for documents outside of the DigiLocker ecosystem. Additionally, certain documents may have specific requirements or restrictions for esigning, so it's always recommended to review and comply with relevant guidelines and regulations.
Overall, the esigning feature in DigiLocker provides a convenient and secure way to digitally sign documents, eliminating the need for physical signatures and enabling faster and more efficient online transactions.