valid as on 26/11/2020

11.1.9-Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules,2014

9. Application for allotment of Director Identification Number.-

 Application for allotment of Director Identification Number before appointment in an existing company

Every applicant, who intends to be appointed as director of an existing company shall make an application electronically in , to the central Government for allotment of a Director Identification Number (DIN) along with such fees as provided under

(1) Every individual, who is to be appointed as director of a company shall make an application electronically in Form DIR 3, to the Central Government for the allotment of a Director Identification Number (DIN) along with such fees as provided in the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Rules, 2014.

Provided that in case of proposed directors not having approved DIN, the particulars of maximum three directors shall be mentioned in Form No.INC-32 (SPICE) and DIN may be allotted to maximum three proposed directors through Form INC-32 (SPICE)”

(2) The Central Government shall provide an electronic system to facilitate submission of application for the allotment of DIN through the portal on the website of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

(3) (a) The applicant shall download  from the portal, fill in the required particulars sought therein and sign the form  and after attaching copies of the following documents, scan and file the entire set of documents electronically-

(i) photograph;

(ii) proof of identity;

(iii) proof of residence;

board resolution proposing his appointment as director in an existing company

(v) specimen signature duly verified.

(b) Form DIR-3 shall be signed and submitted electronically by the applicant using his or her own Digital Signature Certificate and shall be verified digitally by –

(i) a chartered accountant in practice or a company secretary in practice or a cost
accountant in practice; or

(ii) a company secretary in full time employment of the company or by the managing director or director of the company in which the applicant is to be appointed as director.

Form DIR-3 shall be signed and submitted electronically by the applicant using his or her own Digital signature certificate and shall be verified digitally by a company secretary in full time employment of the company or by the managing director or director or CEO or CFO of the company in which the applicant is intended to be appointed as director in an existing company.

Substituted vide The companies (Appointment and qualification of Directors) Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 26.01.2018. To view the notification,Click Here
Substituted vide The companies (Appointment and qualification of Directors) Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 26.01.2018. To view the notification,Click Here
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
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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
 Altered by Notification No. G. S. R. 671 (E) dated 18 September 2014. To view the notification ,Click Here
Inserted vide The companies (Appointment and qualification of Directors) Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 26.01.2018 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
Substituted vide The companies (Appointment and qualification of Directors) Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 26.01.2018. To view the notification,Click Here
 Inserted by Notification No. G. S. R. 671 (E) dated 18 September 2014.To view the notification,Click Here

Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Amendment Rules, 2014 [GSR 671 (E)] dated 18/09/2014


The companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 26.01.2018


The Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Third Amendment Rules, 2018 dated 12.06.2018


Form DIR 3 (Substituted vide notification dated 12.06.2018)


Form DIR-3 (Effective from 26.01.2018)


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


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