The different classes of DSC are as follows:

  • Class 1 DSC
    Class 1 DSC is issued by the certifying authorities to:
    – An individual or
    – Private subscriber
    Class 1 DSC carries the name and email id of the DSC holder.
  • Class 2 DSC
    Class 2 DSC is issued by the certifying authorities to the persons who have signing authorities and this includes
    – CEO
    – Directors
    Class 2 DSC can be used by them for Income Tax Returns (ITR), GST Returns (GSTR), and other government e-forms.
  • Class 3 DSC
    Class 3 DSC is issued by the certifying authorities to a person or entity who wants to participate in the e-auction and online tenders.