With the Introduction of Section 266A to 266G Under the Companies (Amendment) Act 2006,Every Existing and Intending Directors/Designated Partner has a Compulsory requirement to apply for DIN Allotment. DIN is an Acronym for Director Identification Number.It is specific to a Director, only one DIN is allotted to an individual irrespective of directorship in companies.
As per the definitions given under section 2(34) of companies act 2013 “Director means a person appointed to the board of a company” Basically a person who is appointed to perform the duties and functions of a company and act on behalf of it, to direct its affairs in accordance with the provisions of Companies Act. Whenever any Application,Returns ,Compliances under Act Regarding company or person needs to be submitted , it ts obligatory to mention DIN.
There are two cases related to DIN Application :
Case 1. – New Company/ LLP
Application of DIN before Appointment as a director can only be applied through SPICe form at the time of incorporation.
Proof of Identity & Address Proof need to be attached in SPICe form.
Case 2. – Existing Company/LLP
Any person intending to appoint as a director in an existing company have to make application for allotment of DIN before appointment in such company.
DIR 3 – Its an eform required to file to comply with section 153 of Companies Act 2014 & Rule 9(1) of Companies Rules 2014 Related to Appointment of directors
An approval mail will be generated specifying approved DIN and send to the email id of the Applicant by the MCA.
In case of any duplicacy, provisional DIN shall be generated.
Documents for DIN Registration are requried in soft copies. Format of documents should be PDF and need to be self attested documents.
Every individual who holds a DIN needs to give intimation to Central Government related to change in any particulars of form 3/SPICe form related to director,within 30 days of such change in form DIR -6.
Any person willing to surrender DIN or due to legal requirement to surrender din in some circumstances ,then he need to make a application through form DIR- 5. As per Companies(Registration Offices and fees) rules ,2014 ,DIN Surrender fees is Rs 1000/-.
Cases where DIN can be surrendered/Cancelled
|Section 153 – Application for allotment of DIN|
|Section 154 – Allotment of DIN|
|Section 155 – Prohibition to obtain more than 1 DIN|
|Section 156- Director to intimate DIN|
|Section 157 – Company to inform DIN to registrar|
|Section 158 – Obligation to indicate DIN|
Yes ,under Companies Act a person can be appointed as the director of maximum 20 companies. In case of public companies appointment limit get reduced to 10.
Fees of Rs 500/- is payable
Yes,the both are same DIN is for director whereas DPIN is for Designated partner under LLP As per the circular no 44/2011 dated 8 july 2011 MCA integrates DIN and DPIN that means issuance of only one identification number i.e DIN .As a result designated partner also needs to comply same procedure as Director.
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MCA announced Annual DIR3 KYC filing for all DIN holders(Active and disqualified both) wef 10 july 2018 by insertion of rule 12A to Companies Rules 2014.