THE INSTITUTE OF company Secretaries of India
Shri Rajesh Verma. IAS
Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Government of India
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road,
New Delhi – 110 001
Subject: ICSI UDIN and eCSIN Guidelines – Reg.
Kindly refer to ICSI letter dated 19th December. 2019 and 3rd July, 2019 on the aforementioned subject, copy enclosed. In the said letter, we had briefed about the new. initiative of ICSI i.e. ICSI UDIN and eCSIN Guidelines.
We once again wish to bring to your kind notice the brief features of ICSI UD1N and eCSIN Guidelines and our submissions in this regard.
ABOUT UDIN: The Unique Document Identification Number as governed by theUDIN Guidelines shall verify the authenticity of various documents signed or certified by Company Secretaries in Practice. As per the UDIN Guidelines, a unique number for the identification of every document attested by practicing company secretaries shall be generated at the time of signing the Certificate/ Report and which shall mandatorily to be mentioned in the Certificate/ R..Tort by printing along with the CoP number not only prevent counterfeiting of various attestations/ certifications but also ensure compliance w.r.t. ceilings on the number of the various certification/ attestation services which has been fixed to ascertain maintenance of quality in such services.
ABOUT eCSIN: The Employee Company Secretary Identification Number Guidelines or the eCSIN Guidelines shall regulate the appointments and cessations of Company Secretaries. e-CSIN is a system-generated unique number for identification of the Company Secretaries employed in a particular company which shall be generated by the Company Secretary at the time of employment as a Company Secretary or otherwise, as well as at the time of demitting office in any manner. These Guidelines for monitoring mandatory appointment of Company Secretaries shall bring about greater transparency by creating a platform to identify the Company Secretaries employed in a particular company.
Both the Guidelines have been made mandatory by the Council of ICSI w.e.f. 1st October, 2019 to ensure the authenticity of documents and professionals to the Regulatory Bodies and other stakeholders as well.