valid as on 21/10/2019

Section 154. Allotment of Director Identification Number
Effective from 01-04-2014

The  Central Government  shall, within one month from the receipt of the application under section 153, allot a Director Identification Number to an applicant in such manner

Refer rule 10 of the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules,2014.To view the rule,Click Here

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.

(4) In case of rejection or invalidation of application, fee so paid with the application shall neither be refunded nor adjusted with any other application.

(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.

 Substituted by Notification No. G. S. R. 671 (E) dated 18 September 2014. To view the notification,Click Here
Substituted by Notification No. G. S. R. 671 (E) dated 18 September 2014. To view the notification,Click Here
 Omitted by Notification No. G. S. R. 671 (E) dated 18 September 2014. To view the notification,Click Here
 Rule 10A inserted by Notification No. G. S. R. 671 (E) dated 18 September 2014.To view the notification,Click Here

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:

The de-activated DIN shall be re-activated only after e-form DIR-3-KYC is filed along with fee as prescribed under Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Rules, 2014.

Renumbered vide the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) fourth Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 05.07.2018 w.e.f., 10.07.2018. To view the Notification, Click Here
To view the return,Click Here
Inserted vide the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) fourth Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 05.07.2018 w.e.f., 10.07.2018. To view the Notification, Click Here
To view the Return, Click Here
Inserted vide Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Third Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 25th July,2019. To view the notification Click Here
Inserted vide the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) fourth Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 05.07.2018 w.e.f., 10.07.2018. To view the Notification, Click Here
Inserted vide Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Third Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 25th July,2019. To view the notification Click Here

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;

(iii)the applicant shall submit the

(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.

Every individual 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.

Provided that every individual who has already been allotted a Director Identification Number (DIN) as at 31st March, 2018, DIR-3 KYC on or before 31st August, 2018.

further that where an individual who has already submitted e-form DIR-3 KYC in relation to any previous financial year, submits web-form DIR-3 KYC-WEB through the web service in relation to any subsequent financial year it shall be deemed to be compliance of the provisions of this rule for the said financial year:
also that in case an individual desires to update his personal mobile number or the e-mail address, as the case may be, he shall update the same by submitting e-form DIR 3 KYC only :

 also that fee for filing e-form DIR-3 KYC or web-form DIR-3 KYC-WEB through the web service, as the case may be, shall be payable as provided in Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Rules, 2014.

(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”.

Form DIR-3 substituted vide Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Third Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 12.06.2018. To view the notification,Click Here. To view the return,Click Here
Form DIR-6 substituted vide Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Third Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 12.06.2018. To view the notification,Click Here. To view the return,Click Here
 Substituted vide Notification No. G. S. R. 671 (E) dated 18 September 2014. To view the notification,Click Here
Form DIR-6 substituted vide Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Third Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 12.06.2018. To view the notification,Click Here. To view the return,Click Here
To view the return,Click Here
Inserted vide the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) fourth Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 05.07.2018 w.e.f., 10.07.2018. To view the Notification, Click Here
Substituted vide Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Third Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 25th July,2019. To view the notification 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
Inserted vide Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Third Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 25th July,2019. To view the notification Click Here
Substituted vide the Companies  (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 30.04.2019. To view the Notification, Click Here.
MCA has clarified that DIR-3 KYC form will be filed only by those Directors who are doing their KYC filing for the first time and others directors are only required to update their KYC details through web-based verification service vide its Circular dated 27.06.2019. To view the Circular, Click Here.
During the financial year (2018-2019), fee of rupees five hundred shall be payable from 21.09.2018 to 05.10.2018 and fee of rupees five thousand shall be payable on or after 06.10.2018. To view the notification,Click Here
Substituted vide the Companies (Appointment andQualification of Directors) Sixth Amendment Rules, 2018 . To view the Notification, Click Here
Inserted vide Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Third Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 25th July,2019. To view the Notification Click Here
Inserted vide Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Third Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 25th July,2019. To view the Notification Click Here
Inserted vide Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Third Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 25th July,2019. To view the Notification Click Here
Inserted vide the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Fourth Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 30.09.2019. To view the Notification. Click Here.
Inserted vide the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Second Amendment Rules, 2019 dated 16.05.2019. To view the Notification, 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


Form DIR-5 Application for surrender of Director Identification Number


Form DIR-7 Verification of applicant for change in DIN particulars(Omitted)


FORM NO.DIR-3 Application for allotment of Director Identification Number


FORM NO.DIR-6 Intimation of charge in particulars of Director to be given to the Central Government


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