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Section 154 of the Companies Act 2013: Allotment of Director Identification Number(DIN)

SECTION-154 (Allotment of Director Identification Number) under CHAPTER-XI (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) of the Companies Act, 2013

The Central Government shall, within one month from the receipt of the application under section 153, allot a Director Identification Number to an applicant in such manner 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 154 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 10 - Allotment of DIN
[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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