Earlier, there was Form DIR-3 to make application for allotment of DIN (Director Identification Number) or DPIN (Designated Partner Identification Number). However, MCA (Ministry of Corporate Affairs) revised the rules for allotment of DIN / DPIN and incorporation of a company or LLP. Read about the process for the application of DIN or DPIN on MCA Portal.
As per the revised rules, here is a brief summary of the process for application of DIN or DPIN on MCA Portal:
|Particulars||Form Name||Form Description|
|New Company||SPICe||Form for Incorporation of Company|
|New LLP||Form FiLLiP||Form for Incorporation of Limited Liability Partnership|
|Existing Company||Form DIR-3||Application for allotment of DIN i.e. Director Identification Number before appointment in an existing company or LLP|
|Existing LLP||Form DIR-3||Application for allotment of DIN i.e. Director Identification Number before appointment in an existing company or LLP|
- DPIN / DIN / DSC is not required to file an application for reservation of name under the RUN Service or RUN-LLP Service on MCA.
- A maximum of two designated partners can apply for an application for DPIN allotment under Form FiLLiP. However, there is no limit to the number of individual partners or body corporate partners.
- A maximum of seven subscribers can apply for application of DIN under Form SPICe.
DIN is a unique Director identification number allotted by the Central Government. DIN is allocated to any person intending to be a Director or an existing director of a company.
DIN registration or getting DIN number takes about 2–3 working days.
As per section 152(3) of the Companies Act, 2013, No person shall be appointed as director of the Company unless he has allotted DIN under section 154 of the Act.