Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) is in the process of revising the incorporation and the DIN application process. The below are some important points for your perusal:
Allotment of DIN
For New Company: DIN of the proposed director needs to be applied at the time of filing of SPICE Form for incorporation. In this, application can be made for 3 directors at max.
For Existing Companies: DIN shall be applied by the Company who is appointing the person as a director through e-form DIR 3
Now, while incorporating a new company, separate application for name approval (through INC 1) is not required. The name application would be included as a part of incorporation process.
The form INC 1 is to be done away with and the new form would come into place after January 26, 2018.
MCA is proactively designing a Front Office service (replacing INC-1 eform with Web-Form) for Name Reservation and Change of Name for companies capturing only absolutely essential information from the applicants. The said service is likely to be rolled out on 26th January 2018.
It is proposed to reengineer the process of allotment of DIN by allotting DIN to individuals only at the time of their appointment as Directors (If they do NOT possess a DIN) in companies. DIR-3 (Application for Director Identification Number) would be applicable for the allotment of DIN to individuals in respect of existing companies only and shall be filed by the existing company in which the proposed Director is to be appointed. Further, DINs to the proposed first Directors in respect of new companies would be mandatorily required to be applied for in SPICe forms (subject to a ceiling of 3 new DINs) only.