How to verify PAN card details of Director online?

Last Updated at: Apr 01, 2020
How to verify PAN card details of Director online?


Amid COVID-19 impact, a moratorium has been issued to MCA 21 registry from April 1 through September 30, 2020. Honorable Finance Minister said late filings won’t be subject to additional charges. In addition, MCA 21 provides corporate entities with safe access to MCA services.


To curb the increasing problem of fake Directors and fake IDs of Directors, the MCA joined hands with the Finance Ministry to verify the PAN details of Directors. According to Sections 2 (1) (d) of Companies (Selection and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014, all Directors need to acquire a Director Identification Number (DIN). A DIN is a unique eight-digit number that is allotted to every Director of a company. 

DIN Registration for Directors 

To register for DIN, Directors must first register for a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) that is mandatory for signing the form electronically. A DSC is a secured digital key that authorises the identity of the certificate holder. DIN once issued is non-perishable, that is, it does not require any renewal or resubmission. Directors can apply for DIN by filing either of the forms: SPICe, DIR-3, and DIR-6. 

DIN Verification for Indian Directors

Directors can verify their DIN details online on MCA portal by following these steps: 

  • Click on to the MCA Services tab. The list of MCA services will be displayed.
  • Underneath the DIN services, click the verify DIN PAN details of the director list of options. The verify DIN or DIN-PAN details of the director or assigned partner page will be popped up.
  • In the DIN or DPIN field, type in the DIN of the Indian director or the DPIN of the assigned Indian associate.
  • Hit the Submit button, and then the details of the director or designated partner (Director’s or Assigned partner’s name, Father’s name and date of birth) as per DIN or DPIN database will become visible.
  •  In the income tax permanent account number handle, type in PAN (permanent account number) of the director or the assigned partner.
  •  Click the Submit button. Subsequent to submission any one of the below messages will emerge on the screen:

In case there is no PAN present against the DIN inserted in the DIN database, an error message-“Income tax PAN does not exist in the DIN database in regard to the DIN inserted” will be displayed. It would be ideal if you file the DIR-6 form and update the PAN detail. In case the form DIR-6 has just been documented, you can wait till it is approved.”

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If the entered PAN does not belong to the DIN as stated in the DIN database at that point you will receive the error message: “The PAN entered does not coordinate with PAN present in regard of the DIN/DPIN according to MCA database.”

If the entered PAN belongs to the DIN as stated in the DIN database, you will see all the DIN details (NAME, Father’s name and date of birth) the PAN database.

If the DIN details are matching with the PAN database, the u

ser will be shown the accompanying affirmation message: “DIN details are coordinating with the PAN database.”

If DIN details are not matching with the PAN database, the user will be shown the details according to the PAN database. Just those fields will be shown which are not coordinating with the PAN database.

A lawyer with 14 years' experience, Vikram has worked with several well-known corporate law firms before joining Vakilsearch.