DIR-3-KYC is a new E-form to be launched shortly by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. This form will be used to update KYC of all directors. As per rule 12A of Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014 AS inserted by Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) fourth Amendment Rules, 2018 applicable w.e.f. 10th July 2018 every individual who has been allotted a Director Identification Number (DIN) as on 31st March of a financial year as per these rules shall, submit e-form DIR-3-KYC to the Central Government on or before 30th April of immediate next financial year.
Therefore the form DIR-3 KYC is to be filed by every individual who has been allotted a Director Identification Number (DIN) as on 31st March of a financial year.
For example DIN was allotted to Mr. X 7th July 2018 he would need to file DIR-3 KYC before 30th April 2019
31st August 2018 is the last date to file DIR-3 KYC by every Director who has been allotted DIN on or before 31st March, 2018 and whose DIN is in ‘Approved’ status.
Yes, its mandatory to be filed by all Director who has been allotted DIN on or before 31st March, 2018 and whose DIN is in ‘Approved’ status
EVEN DISQUALIFIED DIRECTORS NEED TO FILE FORM DIR-3 KYC
After expiry of the due date by which the DIR-3 KYC form is to be filed, the MCA21 system will mark all approved DINs (allotted on or before 31st March 2018) against which DIR-3 KYC form has not been filed as ‘Deactivated’ with reason as ‘Non-filing of DIR-3 KYC’.
Yes, After the due date filing of DIR-3 KYC in respect of such deactivated DINs shall be allowed upon payment of a specified fee only, without prejudice to any other action that may be taken by the MCA.
(This article is written by Kashif Ali, fellow member of ICSI and law graduate. Kashif Ali is into corporate law practice since 2010 in the name of Kashif Ali & Associates (Company Secretaries) at New Delhi. He can be reach at [email protected])