Director Identification Number or DIN (MCA) is an 8-digit single identification number, which is assigned by the central government. It is given to every person who wants to be a director of any business or who already is an executive of any company. Once granted, the DIN number has life long validity. Including the DIN number, the government also manages a database of all the directors. A person can hold only one DIN but he can be the head or director of 2 or more organisations.
Corporate Identity Number (CIN) will be created and the certification of incorporation is declared after the closing confirmation and approval of applications or documents.
The central Government and its authorised administration process and verify the received Form DIR-3. Further, they will examine the rules provided in Section 154 of the Companies Act, 2013. Further, it includes Rule 10 of the Companies Rules 2014 (Employment and Limitation of Director) when examining DIN number allocation to an applicant.
By analysing these laws and requirements, the form will be prepared and the DIN number will be granted within a month. The central Government and its approved authority to allow or deny the form and in the same matter, they interact with the candidate using the electronics or any other medium of expression. The Central Government will reach the allotted DIN of the candidate within one month. Therefore, these are the procedures for DIN allotment.
DIN can be done for a person by filing Form DIR-3. The DIR-3 form must have a photo of the DIN candidate along with the features of the candidate and the following documents:
The purpose of DIN must be digitally approved using a class2 sign by the person implementing it. Additionally, the DIN application form must be digitally approved by a Cost Accountant or Chartered Accountant or Company Secretary in full-time work. A company director in full-time work or director of the organisation in which the candidate is to be selected as a director can also digitally signify the DIN form. But, in such situations, the approving documents added should be both self-attested by the candidate or duly attested by both Gazette Officer or a Public Notary of a Government.
The Central Government may remove the DIN due to the below reasons:
The administrator can also submit the DIN in Form DIR-5. With the application, he has to present a statement that he has never been selected as a director in the business. Further, DIN has never been practised for registering any report with any executive. Upon checking the e-records, the central government will terminate or deactivate the DIN.
Moreover, once a person is selected as an administrator in any business according to the Companies Act 2013, he cannot abandon his DIN in the future. Even if he doesn’t endure an executive or a director anymore in that organisation or any other business, his DIN will remain as it is.
Note: The proof of identification should include the following data:
One high-resolution colour identification of passport size photo of the candidate will be expected. The photo should be in JPEG format.
The images of the evidence of identification and proof of residency must be self-attested by the candidate.
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