A digital signature is the electronic equivalent of a physical signature and can be used to electronically sign any document or transaction. One needs to have a valid digital certificate to create a digital signature. It ensures that data or transaction is secured and is not viewed or altered by any unauthorized person. It also improves on response time taken at DGFT.
DGFT allows filing of online applications with Class II digital signature with IEC number embedded to it. (n) Code, e-Mudra and Safescrypt are approved by DGFT for issuing digital signature. However, for purposes other than submission of the application like query or uploading/processing eBRC data, class II or above digital signature certificate issued by any approved entity of Controller of Certifying Authority of India is accepted.