RATIONAL BEHIND THE MOVE
As the continuous effort from the Ministry toward the more complied environment the latest step has come to weed out bogus directorships and updating its registry, Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has decided to conduct KYC process for all directors, including those who have been disqualified, of all companies annually.
In order to implement its significant decision above, MCA vide Notification dated 5th July, 2018 has amended the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014 by amending Rule 11 by insertion of sub-rules (2) & (3) and Introduction of New Rule 12A relating to ‘Directors KYC in e-Form DIR-3-KYC ’ which shall come into force from 10th July, 2018.
WHO SHALL BE REQUIRED TO FILE FORM DIR-3-KYC?
IMPORTANT CHECK POINTS WHILE FILLING FORM DIR-3-KYC
The Unique Personal Mobile Number and Personal Email ID of concerned Director
would have to be mandatorily provided and would be duly verified by One Time
The concerned director has to use his own Digital Signature (DSC).
The eForm should be required to be certified by the professionals like:
DUE DATE FOR FILING FORM DIR-3-KYC?
Every Individual who has been allotted DIN on or before 31st March, 2018 : On or before 31st August, 2018
In Other Cases (i.e. for FY ending on 31/03/2019 & onwards on annual basis) :On or before 30th April of immediate next Financial Year
FEES PAYABLE FOR FILING OF FORM DIR-3-KYC
If the Form is filed on or before Due Date : Rs. Nil
In delayed case : Rs. 5,000/-
CONSEQUENCES FOR NOT FILING FORM DIR-3-KYC ON OR BEFORE DUE DATE
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 shown as ‘Non-filing of DIR-3 KYC’.
WHAT ARE THE INFORMATION/ DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO FILL E-FORM?
|1||Director Identification Number (DIN)|
|3||Personal Mobile No.|
|4||Personal Email ID|
Documents (Self Attested copy)
In case of Foreign Director- Copy of Passport and residential proof (any 1 out of Bank Statement/ Electricity bill/ Telephone bill/ Mobile bill, but not older than 1 year).
The verification will be use PAN based.
For Indian Nationals
DSC should contain PAN
For foreign nationals
Applicant’s name in DSC would be matched with his/her name entered while filing the form(DIR-3 KYC)
In case the PAN /Name in DSC does not match with PAN/Name entered in the form, they would be required to get a DSC with PAN/Name as specified in the form.
As the amended rules are coming into force we have to take a wake-up call by informing to all the directors of the companies about the said requirement and shall endeavor to file the Form DIR-3- KYC on or before the given due date without entailing the proposed penalty.