Director Identification Number (DIN)

The Ministry of Company Affairs (MCA) has launched a major e-Governance initiative �MCA 21�. It envisages e-filing of all documents related to company matters on the MCA portal. Director Identification Number (DIN) is a unique identification number for an existing director or a person intending to become the director of a company. In the scenario of e-filing, DIN will be a pre-requisite for filing of certain company related documents.

Who Should Apply For DIN?

Any person who is a director of a company or any who one intends/proposed to be a director of company in future needs to apply for DIN – As per the recent amendment in the Companies Act ,1956 ,DIN has become mandatory for all the directors – DIN is individual specific and not company specific, so only one DIN is required per director/person

Documents Required For Applying DIN:

1. Identity Proof (Any one of the following)PAN Card / Driving License / Passport / Voter Id Card

2. Residence Proof (Any one of the following) Driving License / Passport / Voter Id Card / Telephone Bill / Ration Card / Electricity Bill / Bank Statement /

3. Colored Photo Graph

Following persons can attest the annexure required with the DIN application:

a) Gazzetted officer

b) Notary

c) Practicing CS/CS/ICWA

d) Company Secretary in employment

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