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As a general rule electronic signatures are allowed in India and cannot be denied just because it is an signature. In order for it to be a valid contract

  • The contract is initiated by parties who are legally capable;
  • The contract is formed as a consequence of the free will of the parties (i.e. legitimate proposal and acceptance);
  • The contract includes mutual consideration between the involved parties;
  • The contract does not mandate any action that is prohibited by law.

In India, electronic and certificate-based digital signatures are regulated by the Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act) and the following rules made under this Act:

  • Information Technology (Certifying Authorities) Rules, 2000;
  • Digital Signature (End Entity) Rules, 2015; and
  • Information Technology (Use of Electronic Records and Digital Signature) Rules, 2004.

Reliable electronic and digital signatures are presumed valid under Indian law. However, an agreement will not be considered invalid if formed with non-recognized electronic signatures. A reliable and valid electronic signature under the IT Act must be:

  • unique to the signatory,
  • controlled by the signatory at signing time,
  • detectable if altered, and have an audit trail.
  • Any alterations made to the electronic signature after it has been affixed are detectable;
  • Any changes to the information following its authentication by electronic signature are identifiable;
  • The signatory certificates must also be issued by a certifying authority recognized by the Controller of Certifying Authorities under the IT Act.

The following documents cannot be signed with esignatures

  • Wills
  • Power(s)-of Attorney
  • Promissory Notes
  • Bills of Exchange
  • Deeds
  • Real property documents
  • Trusts

The following elements of compliance available within BoldSign can be used to comply with India’s eSignature laws:

  • Secure and unique signing link: A secure and unique link to sign a document is sent directly to the signer's email address. This helps to ensure that the document is only accessed by the intended signer and that it cannot be tampered with.
  • Password protection: Senders can specify a password that needs to be entered before viewing and signing a document. This adds an additional layer of security to the signing process.
  • Audit trail: The IP address of the signer along with timestamps for all major events in the signing process are recorded in an audit trail. This provides a record of who signed the document, when they signed it, and from where they signed it.
  • Digital signature: The final signed document is digitally signed with an AATL compliant certificate. This ensures that the document cannot be tampered with without invalidating the signature.
  • Consent: Signers are asked to confirm their intent to sign electronically and are also informed that they have an option to opt out. This helps to ensure that the signer is aware of the implications of signing electronically and that they have given their consent to do so.
  • Custom terms: There is an option to get your signers to agree to a custom set of terms. This can be useful for adding additional security or ensuring that the signer understands the terms of the document.

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