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Want your documents to be signed by multiple parties without meeting them? We’re happy to announce that it is now possible with the help of Aadhaar as a part of Digital India’s initiative promoted by the Government of India. Anyone can electronically sign a document, invite other parties to do the same and make a legally binding contract from anywhere!

Aadhaar Based eSign

Aadhaar-based eSign is a technology initiated by the Government of India. It allows citizens to sign any document remotely. Anyone with a valid Aadhaar card and a registered mobile number can use this service to sign documents from anywhere, anytime. Using this service, one can share an eSigned document with any number of parties inviting them to place their eSign on the document to make the agreement legally valid and enforceable.

Why Aadhaar Based eSign

How eSign Works?

To eSign a document, you only need two things – an Aadhaar number and an Aadhaar-registered mobile number. With just these two, you can eSign a document instantly from wherever you are.

First, upload the document you have to eSign. Enter your Aadhaar number in the field provided, followed by the One Time Password (OTP) that you will receive on your mobile registered with.
Aadhaar. Send eSign invite to other parties if necessary. Your signed document will be available for download now. You can either download your self-signed document or wait for other parties to sign it. Once all the parties have placed their eSign on the document, you can download and safeguard your document.

eSign Launch

Our Aadhaar-based eSign service was launched on 3rd August 2016, at Bangalore. It was unveiled by Sri. Nandan Nilekani, the man behind the Aadhaar initiative. Our goal with this new service is to provide the Aadhaar-holders a simple but unique platform to sign documents online from any remote location.

Pricing

Individual

₹50
  • 3 signatures or requests
  • 2 months validity
  • 50 MB Storage
  • Self & Multi-party signing
  • Web & Android app

Small business

₹500
  • 35 signatures or requests
  • 3 months validity
  • 500 MB Storage
  • Self & Multi-party signing
  • Web & Android app

Pro

For Web businessess & Enterprise

  • Flexi Storage
  • Self & Multi-party signing
  • Integrate with existing systmes via APIs and Front-end SDKs
  • Web & Android app
  • Business Domain

Frequently Asked Questions

eSign stands for electronic signature. It is a paperless mode of signing documents online. eSign Electronic Signature Service enables any Aadhaar-holder to electronically sign documents using Aadhaar eKYC services. eSign Application Service Providers (ASP) like us, eSignDigital.com, integrate with this service to facilitate Aadhaar-holders with a way to sign documents electronically. By using eSign service, availing of Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) and affixing of eSign will be done within seconds.

Anybody with an Aadhaar number and a mobile registered with Aadhaar can use eSign to sign documents online from any remote place.

Yes. eSign is legally valid and it is a recognized form of signature under the provisions of Information Technology Act, 2000.

Section 2(t)(a) of Information Technology Act, 2000, confirms the usage of eSign while Section III of the Act provides for authentication of electronic records. The Government of India through a notification in The Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section III, dated January 28th, 2015, has recognised the usage of eSign.

eSign helps you to sign a document at your convenience and all you need is a 12-digit Aadhaar number and a mobile registered with it. If two parties entering into an agreement have Aadhaar number and Aadhaar-registered mobile numbers, then it is possible for both the parties to sign the document online without being physically present. Besides being reliable, using eSign service helps you save time and cost. Since eSign involves paperless transaction, you can also contribute your bit in saving trees.

eSign can be used to sign documents for personal as well as business purposes, just like you would use your wet signature (handwritten signature). You can use eSign to self-attest your documents and to sign agreements and contracts. However, eSign cannot be used for certain documents, which are listed here –

  • A negotiable instrument as defined in section 13 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.
  • A power-of-attorney as defined in section 1A of the Powers-of-Attorney Act, 1882.
  • A trust as defined in section 3 of the Indian Trusts Act, 1882.
  • A will as defined in clause (h) of section 2 of the Indian Succession Act, 1925, including any other testamentary disposition by whatever name called.
  • Any contract for the sale or conveyance of immovable property or any interest in such property.
  • Any such class of documents or transactions as may be notified by the Central Government in the Official Gazette.

eSignDigital.com is a duly recognized entity authorized to provide eSign services. eSignDigital.com is an ASP (Application Service Provider), duly registered with CDAC (ESP) and in collaboration with the UIDAI, for providing services facilitating eSign. In the eSign process, the user (signer) receives OTP from UIDAI and when the OTP is entered the document is verified.

To validate an eSign, please follow these steps –

  • Download the document and open it with Adobe Reader.
  • Click on Signature Panel at the top or the eSign appearance.
  • When ‘Signature Validation Status’ opens, click ‘Signature Properties’.
  • In ‘Signature Properties’ window, click ‘Show Signer’s Certificate’.
  • You will be redirected to ‘Certificate Viewer’ window. Click the tab named ‘Trust’.
  • Click ‘Add to Trusted Certificates’. Click ‘OK’ in the pop-up that follows.
  • You will next see ‘Import Contact Settings’ window. Check (Tick) the boxes provided before Certified documents and the three other options that follow it. And click ‘OK’ to continue.
  • You will be redirected to ‘Certificate Viewer’ window, click OK at the bottom.
  • Click ‘Validate Signature’ in Signature Properties window. And then click ‘Close’.
  • Now your eSign is complete. Your eSign will have a Green Tick mark which means it is legally valid.

The provisions of the IT Act, 2000, prohibits using eSign for the following documents –

  • A negotiable instrument as defined in section 13 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.
  • A power-of-attorney as defined in section 1A of the Powers-of-Attorney Act, 1882.
  • A trust as defined in section 3 of the Indian Trusts Act, 1882.
  • A will as defined in clause (h) of section 2 of the Indian Succession Act, 1925, including any other testamentary disposition by whatever name called.
  • Any contract for the sale or conveyance of immovable property or any interest in such property.
  • Any such class of documents or transactions as may be notified by the Central Government in the Official Gazette.

Once you click ‘Get OTP’ button, you will have to make sure that your Aadhaar-registered mobile number is active and is within its network coverage area. In case you still don’t receive the OTP even 3 minutes after clicking the button, then click on ‘Resend OTP’ button. But if you do not receive OTP even after clicking Resend OTP, it means that there could be some delay caused in fetching your data from Aadhaar database. You will see an error asking you to try again later.

The Digital Signature Certificate issued to your Aadhaar-based eSign expires in 30 minutes. After 30 min, the private key is destroyed to avoid any misuse, thus making it more secure.

Though the DSC expires in 30 minutes, your eSign affixed on a document will be valid forever. The private key associated with your Signature Certificate is destroyed in order to avoid misuse.

To upload a document to be eSigned, please follow the steps below:

  • Agreement
  • Click “Upload Document” button on the top right of dashboard or on eSignDesk homepage.
  • Provide a name to your document that you are uploading and click Upload.
  • Browse and select a file from and that’s it. Your file will be uploaded and you will see a preview of it in the Signauture Panel.

A Certifying Authority is a trusted entity which issues Digital Signature Certificate, which is a essential part in the eSign service. Section 84 of IT Act 2000, describes CA as a licensed-holder to issue DSCs.