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CIN for Companies- How it is structured?

Corporate Identity Number (CIN) :- Each Indian company (Listed or Unlisted) has a unique 21 Digit CIN (Corporate Identity Number). This is required to be quoted on all forms. Once this number is filled, company details are automatically filled in E-F

Corporate Identity Number (CIN) :- Each Indian company (Listed or Unlisted) has a unique 21 Digit CIN (Corporate Identity Number). This is required to be quoted on all forms. Once this number is filled, company details are automatically filled in E-Forms issued by MCA by using pre-fill function.

Digit No. What it Shows? Remarks
1st digit Listing status If Company is Listed it will start with ‘L ‘and if Company is not Listed it will start with ‘U’
Next 5 digit Industry code
Next 2 digit State code i.e. MH for Maharashtra.
Next 4 digit Year of incorporation I.e. for Company formed in Calendar Year 2011 the same will be 2011.
Next 3 digit Ownership PLC for Public Limited Company

PTC for Private Limited Company.

Last 6 digit ROC reg. i.e. 090868 for ROC- Mumbai

i.e. 090633 for ROC- KOLKATA

Categories: Company Law

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  • If same company is at different location, will CIN change or will remain same?
    Example, if there is a company name XYZ in MH as well as in Bangluru. Will it have same CIN

  • Dear Sir/madam,
    I want to know that did i need Company Identity Number ?
    because i run a sole proprietorship business.

    Kindly help me on this doubt i am very much great full to you.
    further if you need more info kindly ask me email:jvjoshi41599@gmail.com

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