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Activation Of DIN

In certain circumstances, the government found that either details furnished at the time of applying DIN were not true or not available with the government so that action can be taken against such persons in case of non-compliance or fraud.

The objective behind KYC of Directors is to ensure updated data is available in the records of the government in respect of every person who is holding DIN and secondly to de-activate the DIN which not being used and where updated information is not available.

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Consequences if DIN is not activated and the Director wishes to continue as Director.

If the Director has not filed financial statements/ returns for past three years, then the Director will fall under this category. Additionally, the Director cannot be re-appointed as a director or appointed as director for five years.

If the person still continues as a director even after disqualification, he commits a punishable offence. This offence is punishable with one year of imprisonment or fine which can extend from Rs. 1 Lakh to Rs 5 Lakh, or with both and therefore if the director who is disqualified and wishes to continue as a director has to mandatorily activate their DIN to avoid the penalties.

Disqualification due to non-filing of DIR-3 KYC


1. DIR-3 KYC is an annual KYC conducted by Ministry of Corporate Affairs.This compliance is applicable to every individual holding DIN with approved status and also those who are disqualified.

2. This is the annual requirement and every DIN holder has to fulfill this compliance every financial year.

3. If the DIN is deactivated due to non-filing of DIR-3 KYC then the Director has to mandatorily file DIR-3 KYC within the due date i.e before 30th September every year and if it is not filed the DIN of the director is disqualified and for the activation of the same the filing fees of the form is Rs.5000

4. Since, COVID-19 being declared a pandemic, MCA has relaxed regarding additional fees for late filing during a moratorium period from 01st April 2020 to 30th September 2020 of any returns, documents by companies or LLPs irrespective of the due date of such filing

Documents required for DIR-3 KYC :

Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)

Mobile number and E-mail Id

PAN Card (Self-attested)

Address Proof (Self-attested),Light Bill, Telephone Bill, Bank Statement

Other Details (Details of citizenship,Nationality and residential status)