Company CIN (Corporate Identification Number) is a unique identification number assigned by Registrar of Companies (ROCs) functioning in various states under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), Government of India. It is used for finding primary details of companies registered in India under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
Moreover, CIN which is unique in its kind helps to reveal the identity of a company, finding basic and essential information of its corporate entity. Also, It is obligatory to mention the same in all the communications made with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
Presently, the ministry has also mandated mentioning CIN on all the important documents and communications with any third party (e.g. Letterhead of Company).
Corporate Identification Number (CIN) can be read as follows:
|First digit||Listing Status||If Company is Listed it will start with ‘L’ and if Company is not Listed it will start with ‘U’|
|Next 5 digits||Industry Code||Different activities have different 5 digit codes and also it is used to classify the type of company being registered.|
|Next 2 digits||State Code||It represents the state of incorporation. E.g. A Company incorporated in Gujarat would have GJ likewise one incorporated in Maharashtra would have MH|
|Next 4 digits||Year of Incorporation||It represents the year of incorporation|
|Next 3 digits||Ownership||
It determines the nature as well as structure of ownership of the company.
Moreover, Abbreviations used in the Company CIN Code and their meaning
|Next 6 digits||Registration Number||The last six numbers of the CIN is the registration number of the company which is issued by the Registrar of Companies.|
CIN Number is a unique 21-digit alphanumeric number provided to all One Person Company, Private Limited Company, Section 8 Company, Limited Company, Producer Company, and Nidhi Company registered in India. Also, CIN can track all the aspects of the company.
As per Section 12 of the Act notified from 1st April 2014, It is obligatory for every company to mention its Corporate Identification Number (CIN) along with the name as well as address of registered office on letterheads, invoices, notices, and on all official publications.