11.1.10-Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules,2014
10. Allotment of DIN.-
(1) On the submission of the Form DIR-3 on the portal and payment of the requisite amount of fees through online mode
the provisional DIN shall be generated by the system automatically which shall not be utilized till the DIN is confirmed by the Central Government.
(2) After generation of the
provisional DIN, the Central Government shall process the applications received for allotment of DIN under sub-rule (2) of rule 9, decide on the approval or rejection thereof and communicate the same to the applicant along with the DIN allotted in case of approval by way of a letter by post or electronically or in any other mode, within a period of one month from the receipt of such application.
(3) If the Central Government, on examination, finds such application to be defective or incomplete in any respect, it shall give intimation of such defect or incompleteness, by placing it on the website and by email to the applicant who has filed such application, directing the applicant to rectify such defects or incompleteness by resubmitting the application within a period of fifteen days of such placing on the website and email:
Provided that the Central Government shall –
(a) reject the application and direct the applicant to file fresh application with complete and correct information, where the defect has been rectified partially or the information given is still found to be defective;
(b) treat and label such application as invalid in the electronic record in case the defects are not removed within the given time; and
(c) inform the applicant either by way of letter by post or electronically or in any other mode.
(5) All Director Identification Numbers allotted to individual(s) by the Central Government before the commencement of these rules shall be deemed to have been allotted to them under these rules.
(6) The Director Identification Number so allotted under these rules is valid for the life-time of the applicant and shall not be allotted to any other person.
(1) Every director, functioning as a director in one or more companies on or before the 30th June, 2007 and who has not yet intimated his DIN to such company or companies shall, within one month of the receipt of Director Identification Number from the Central Government, intimate his Director Identification Number to the company or all companies wherein he is a director as per Form DIR-3B.
(2) The intimation by the company of Director Identification Number of its directors under section 157 of the Act shall be furnished in Form DIR-3C within fifteen days of receipt of intimation under section 156.
11.1.11-Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules,2014
11. Cancellation or surrender or Deactivation of DIN.-
The Central Government or Regional Director (Northern Region), Noida or any officer authorised by the Regional Director may, upon being satisfied on verification of particulars or documentary proof attached with the application received alongwith fee as specified in Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Rules, 2014 from any person, cancel or deactivate the DIN in case –
(a) the DIN is found to be duplicated in respect of the same person provided the data related to both the DIN shall be merged with the validly retained number;
(b) the DIN was obtained in a wrongful manner or by fraudulent means;
(c) of the death of the concerned individual;
(d) the concerned individual has been declared as a person of unsound mind by a competent Court;
(e) if the concerned individual has been adjudicated an insolvent:
Provided that before cancellation or deactivation of DIN pursuant to clause (b), an opportunity of being heard shall be given to the concerned individual;
(f) on an application made in by the DIN holder to surrender his or her DIN along with declaration that he has never been appointed as director in any company and the said DIN has never been used for filing of any document with any authority, the Central Government may deactivate such DIN:
Provided that before deactivation of any DIN in such case, the Central Government shall verify e-records.
Explanation.- For the purposes of clause (b) –
(i) the term “wrongful manner” means if the DIN is obtained on the strength of documents which are not legally valid or incomplete documents are furnished or on suppression of material information or on the basis of wrong certification or by making misleading or false information or by misrepresentation;
(ii) the term “fraudulent means” means if the DIN is obtained with an intent to deceive any other person or any authority including the Central Government.
The Central Government or Regional Director (Northern Region), or any officer authorised by the Central Government or Regional Director (Northern Region) shall, deactivate the Director Identification Number (DIN), of an individual who does not intimate his particulars in e-form within stipulated time in accordance with rule 12A:
11.1.12-Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules,2014
12. Intimation of changes in particulars specified in DIN application. –
(1)Every individual who has been allotted a Director Identification Number under these rules shall, in the event of any change in his particulars as stated in intimate such change(s) to the Central Government within a period of thirty days of such change(s) in in the following manner, namely;-
(i)the applicant shall download Form DIR-6 from the portal and fill in the relevant changes, attach copy of the proof of the changed particulars and verification in the Form DIR-7 all of which shall be scanned and submitted electronically;
(ii)the form shall be digitally signed by a chartered accountant in practice or a company secretary in practice or a cost accountant in practice;
(2) The Central Government, upon being satisfied, after verification of such changed particulars from the enclosed proofs, shall incorporate the said changes and inform the applicant by way of a letter by post or electronically or in any other mode confirming the effect of such change in the electronic database maintained by the Ministry.
(3)The DIN cell of the Ministry shall also intimate the change(s) in the particulars of the director submitted to it in to the concerned Registrar(s) under whose jurisdiction the registered office of the company(s) in which such individual is a director is situated.
(4)The concerned individual shall also intimate the change(s) in his particulars to the company or companies in which he is a director within fifteen days of such change.
who has been allotted a Director Identification Number (DIN) as on 31 st March of a financial year as per these rules shall, submit e-form to the Central Government on or before 30th April of immediate next financial year.
(1) Where a company governed by Rule 25A of the Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014, fails to file the e-form ACTIVE within the period specified therein, the Director Identification Number (DIN) allotted to its existing directors, shall be marked as “Director of ACTIVE non-compliant company”.
(2) Where the DIN of a director has been marked as “Director of ACTIVE non-compliant company”, such director shall take all necessary steps to ensure that all companies governed by rule 25A of the Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014, where such director has been so appointed, file e-form ACTIVE.
(3) After all the companies referred to in sub-rule (2) file the e-form ACTIVE, the DIN of such director shall be marked as “Director of ACTIVE compliant company”.
- The Form is substituted vide the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Third Amendment Rules, 2022. dated 29.08.2022. To view the Notification, Click Here. To view the Form, Click Here
- The Form is substituted vide the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Fifth Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 21.08.2018. To view the Notification, Click Here. To view the Form, Click Here
1. Inserted vide Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Third Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 25th July,2019. To view the notification Click Here
2. Refer MCA Circular dated 28.09.2022 regarding extension of time for filing DIR-3 KYC and DIR-3 KYC Web without fee upto 15.10.2022. To view the circular, Click Here
Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Amendment Rules, 2014 [GSR 671 (E)] dated 18/09/2014
Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Third Amendment Rules, 2019
Enforcement Notification S.O. 902(E) dated 26/03/2014
The Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 30.04.2019
The Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Second Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 16.05.2019
Circular on filing DIR-3 KYC under the Companies Act, 2013 dated 27.06.2019