Company gets registered in India, be it an Indian Company, whether Public Company
(listed or unlisted) or a Private Company or even a Foreign Company having
place of business in India or otherwise, it is allotted with
an Unique 21 digit identification number known as ‘Corporate Identity
Number’ in short ‘CIN’.
(1) CIN of Reliance Industries Limited is
(2) CIN of TATA Industries Limited is
Constituents of 21 Digits:
Either it is ‘L’ or ‘U’, where L is for
Listed Companies, U is for Unlisted Companies.
This 2 digits is for the State Code for
the Company. The State wherein its registered office is situated.
Next 4 digits
This 4 digits is for the ‘Incorporation
Year of a Company’
Next 3 digits
These 3 digits represents the Type of a
Company whether Public Limited Company (PLC) or Private Limited Company
(PTC). (In case of a Private limited company which is a subsidiary of a
Foreign Company, it is FTC.
Last 6 digits
It stands for the ROC (Registrar of
Companies) Registration No.
Foreign Companies in India
are allotted with Global Location Number (GLN), and Limited Liability
Partnership (LLP) is allotted with LLPIN.
CIN/GLN/LLPIN of a Company in India
can be found at Ministry of Corporate Affairs site.