Please find attached guidelines issued by CCA (Controller of Certifying Authorities). The brief summary of the Guideline on Discontinuance of Class 2 DSC is mentioned below:
|2||Subject||Discontinuation of Class 2 DSC from 01.01.2021|
|4||Applicability||As per attached guidelines|
|5||Brief description||In para 1.13 – Key pair generation/Storage of the guidance note it was mentioned that “CA shall not issue class 2 level individual Signing certificates.”
(a) CLASS – 2 will discontinue from 1st January, 2021. Thus, after 01.01.2021 class 2 DSC cannot be purchased or renewed.
(b) CLASS -3 DSC shall be valid and utilized for all purposes such as ROC, GST, Income Tax, PF, Tenders etc. after 01.01.2021. However, existing CLASS-2 DSC shall be valid for usage till its expiry.
(c) Government DSC would require a Video.
(d) There would no Traditional DSC (No Paper based DSC) from 1st Jan 2021.
(e) ALL DSC have to be downloaded within 30 Days after approval.
|5||Impact||This is welcome move as to reduce paper work and increasing digitization of forms.|