1. What is Director Identification Number (DIN)?
It is an unique Identification Number allotted to an individual who is an existing director of a company or intends to be appointed as director of a company pursuant to section 266A & 266B of the Companies Act, 1956 (as amended vide Act No 23 of 2006).
2. Who will allot the DIN ?
Central Government (Office of Regional Director (Northern Region), Ministry of Corporate Affairs, NOIDA).
3. What is the procedure of obtaining DIN?
A provisional DIN prior to 27th March 2011
Step I. Pay Din application fee
login to the MCA portal and click on 'Pay Miscellaneous fee' link available under the 'Services' tab. Select 'DIN application fee' option and enter the provisional DIN. Applicant can make the payment of fee by using any of three modes of payment available on MCA portal. Form DIN-1 will be processed only after the DIN application fee is paid.
Step II. Dispatch of DIN application
- a print-out of Form DIN-1 (containing provisional DIN generated online).
- Fill the service Request Number (SRN) of the fee paid.
- Sign the DIN application form manually and a photograph
- Attach the photocopies of the 'Proof of Identity' and the 'Proof of Residence' with DIN. Get the photograph and the attached supporting documents attested from an approved authority as specified in form DIN-1.
- The certifying authority must mention its particulars such as Name, COP No. etc, and affix its seal/ stamp.
Complete set of documents is required to be sent to MCA DIN Cell at Noida, by post, courier or hand delivery, as per convenience, within 60 days from the date of generation of provisional DIN online.
Step III. Processing of DIN application
DIN application is received by MCA DIN Cell. If all documents are filed in order, the provisional DIN is approved and activated in the system. If there is any defect in the DIN application, it will be rejected. The whole process takes a week time only. The status of application can also be tracked from the 'DIN Approval status' tab in the DIN corner.
Step IV. Intimate approved DIN to your Companies
On approval of DIN, the director should intimate the same DIN within 30 days of approval in form DIN -2 which can be downloaded from MCA portal.
Step V. Company to intimate your DIN to ROC
The company should intimate the DINs of its directors to the ROC in Form DIN-3 within a period of seven days of receiving form DIN-2.
Step VI. Post-approval changes in particulars of DIN-1
If there is any change in the particulars submitted in form DIN-1, File form DIN-4 for intimating the changes in the particulars within 30 days .e.g. .change in address
4. Whether any fee is payable along with application for allotment of DIN?
Yes, DIN application fee of Rs. 100/- is payable w.e.f. 1st July, 2007.
Changes after 27 march2011
- The form DIN will be replaced with the eForm DIN 1 which can be filled by offline process.
- The physical documents are not required to be submitted only a scanned copy of required documents of photograph and documents are required.
- The eForm shall have to be digitally signed and shall be uploaded on MCA21 portal.
- The fee can be submitted only by electronic mode by net banking and credit card.
- After obtaining the login-id, Login to the MCA21 portal and click on 'eForm upload' link available under the 'eForms' tab for uploading the eForm DIN 1. eForm DIN-1 will be processed only after the DIN application fee is paid.
- In case Form DIN 1 is signed by a practicing professional and 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.
- In case, DIN 1 gets certified by the professional ( i.e. CA/ CS/ CWA in whole time practice), the DIN will be approved by the system immediately online(in case it is not potential duplicate). If the same is not approved by the professional , then MCA DIN cell will examine the e Form DIN 1 and same shall be disposed of within one or two days.
- The e-Form DIN-4 is required to be digitally signed only by a Chartered Accountant or a Company Secretary or a Cost Accountant (in whole- time practice).