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Section 153 of the Companies Act 2013: Application for Allotment of Director Identification Number

SECTION-153 (Application for Allotment of Director Identification Number) under CHAPTER-XI (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) of the Companies Act, 2013

Every individual intending to be appointed as director of a company shall make an application for allotment of Director Identification Number to the Central Government in such form and manner and along with such fees as may be prescribed.







Extra Notes for Readers

(1) The Companies Act, 2013 received the assent of the President on the 29th August, 2013 (Published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II - Section 1 by Ministry of Law and Justice, Legislative Department on 30th August, 2013) - link


(2) Section 153 of the Companies Act 2013 was notified by MCA Notification S.O. 902(E) dated 26th March 2014 (w.e.f. 1st April 2014) - link

(3) Relevant rule(s) of the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014 (w.e.f. 1st April 2014) link
  • Rule 2(1)(d) - Definition of DIN
  • Rule 9 - Application for allotment of Director Identification Number [Form DIR-3]
[Also check amendments, if any, to the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014]

(4) Delegation of powers by the Central Government to RD vide MCA Notification dated 21st May, 2014 - link






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