The concept of a Director Identification Number (DIN) has been introduced for the first time with the insertion of Sections 266A to 266G of Companies (Amendment) Act, 2006. As such, all the existing and intending Directors have to obtain DIN within the prescribed time-frame as notified.
DIR-3 Form: Any person intending to become a director in an existing company shall have to make an application in eForm DIR-3 for allotment of DIN.
DIR-6 Form: Any changes in the particulars of the directors shall be filed in form DIR-6.
Any person intending to become a director in an existing company shall have to make an application in eForm DIR-3 and should follow the following procedure:
1 Supporting Documents:
Attach the photograph and scanned copy of supporting documents. i.e. proof of identity, and proof of residence as per the guidelines. Physical documents are not required to be submitted at DIN cell.
2 Digital Signature
Form DIR-3 is mandatory to be signed by the Applicant 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 existing company in which the applicant is intended to be appointed as a director.
3 Fee Payment
Upon upload, make the payment of filing fee of eForm DIR-3. Only electronic payment of the fees shall be allowed (i.e. Net banking / Credit Card/Debit Card/Pay later/ NeFT).
The user is required to get himself / herself registered on the MCA21 Portal to obtain Login ID. Login to the MCA21 portal and click on 'eForm upload' link available under the 'eForms' tab for uploading the eForm DIR- 3.
eForm DIR-3 will be processed only after the DIN application fee is paid.
4 Generation of DIN
Upon upload and successful payment, in case Form DIR-3 details have not been identified as potential duplicate, Approved DIN shall be generated and if the details have been identified as potential duplicate, Provisional DIN shall be generated.
5 Verification of e Form:
In case, details of eForm DIR-3 are found as potential duplicate, the same gets routed to DIN cell for back office processing. Upon approval of the form, provisional DIN becomes approved DIN and would be available for further use.
6 Common Causes of Rejection:
A provisional DIN is approved only after scrutiny of the documents attached with the application.
Some of the common mistakes committed by applicants and on account of which the DIN application gets rejected are as under:
Non-submission of supporting documents
Invalid Application/supporting Documents