There are 4 types of Digital Signature Certificates ( DSC)
1) CLASS 1 : This provides a basic level of assurance relevant to environments where there are risks and consequences of data compromise, but they are not considered to be of major significance. 2) CLASS 2 : Class 2 DSC can be used for PF, ROC,GST, Income Tax Filing. It is the most widely used DSC and can be used at various places other than for E-Tendering. As per latest guidelines issued by the Controller of Certifying Authority, Class 2 Certificates would be discontinued and Class 3 Certificates will be issued in place of Class 2 from 1st February, 2021 3) CLASS 3 : Class 3 DSC is mainly used for online procurement processes involving high financial values, E-Tendering, E-Procurement, E-Bidding, E-Auction on all Government, Semi Government, PSUs, Private Portals. 4) DGFT : DGFT DSC is required to digitally any sign documents in electronic format or for transactions being performed through a web-browser on the DGFT website or portal. It is used by the (Exporters & Importers) community registered with the DGFT in India.