The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (“MCA”) has, under the ‘News and Important Updates’ section on its website, issued information regarding the annual filing of e-form DIC-3 KYC as per Rule 12A of the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules 2014.
The DIR-3 KYC e-form, which is presently available on the portal does not cater for the following:
(i) Filing on annual basis, and
(ii) Filing in respect of Director Identification Number (DIN/s) allotted post 31 March 2018.
It presently caters only to those individuals who were allotted DINs as on 31st March 2018 and whose DINs have been marked as ‘Deactivated due to non-filing of DIR-3 KYC’.
MCA has directed all DIN holders to file the DIR-3 KYC form every year, so that they are aware of and confirm the data & information as available in the MCA21 system. Also, it has further been announced that the DIR-3 KYC form, is currently under modification to enable pre-filling of data & information so that annual filings can be done by DIN holders in a simple and user-friendly manner.
The revised form will be deployed shortly and can be filed without any fee within a period of 30 days from the date of deployment. Accordingly, DIN holders who had filed DIR-3 KYC form earlier and complied with the said provisions may kindly await the deployment of the modified form for fulfilling their compliance requirements.
Source: Ministry of Corporate Affairs