What is Aadhaar-based eSign?

Aadhaar-based eSign is a paperless revolution – part of the Digital India Initiative by the Government of India to allow citizens to digitally sign a document quickly and securely. MSB eSign allows any adult with a valid Aadhaar card and a registered mobile number to use this service to sign documents from anywhere, anytime.

  • Flexible and fast
  • Legally recognized
  • Private and Secure
  • Assured Integrity with complete audit trail
  • Simple Signature verification
  • Immediate destruction of keys after usage
  • Promotes a paperless environment
  • Save cost and time
  • e-KYC based authentication
  • Improve signer convenience
  • Easily apply Digital Signature
  • OTP based authentication
  • Verifiable Signatures and Signatory
What are some benefits of MSB eSign? How does MSB eSign work?

eSigning a document within MSB is easy. – simply enter your Aadhaar number followed by the One Time Password (OTP) that you receive on your registered mobile device. Signatures in electronic form have been recognized by law in India since 2000, with the passage of the Information Technology Act.

Are eSign signatures legal?

Under the Information Technology Act established in 2000, Aadhaar-based eSignatures carry the same legal compliance and validity in India as handwritten signatures.

What can eSign be used for?

Some use cases for eSign are:

  • HR documents, including employment contracts, benefits paperwork and other new employee onboarding processes
  • Commercial agreements between corporate entities, including NDAs, procurement documents, SOWs, sales agreements
  • Consumer agreements, including new retail account opening documents
  • Certain forms of real estate documents, such as certain lease agreements, purchase and sales contracts, and related documentation for residential and commercial real estate
  • Educational documents, such as application forms, course enrollment and exams

Use cases that are specifically barred from digital or electronic processes or that include explicit requirements, such as handwritten (e.g. wet ink) signatures or formal notarial process or registration with Registrar or Sub-Registrar that are not usually compatible with electronic signatures or digital transaction management. These use cases include:

  • Handwritten – negotiable instrument, other than a cheque (IT Act not applicable)
  • Handwritten – power-of-attorney (IT Act not applicable)
  • Handwritten – trust deed (IT Act not applicable)
  • Handwritten – will or any other testamentary disposition (IT Act not applicable)
  • Handwritten – Any contract for the sale or conveyance of immovable property or any interest in such property (IT Act not applicable)