10 Allotment of DIN.

(1) On the submission of the Form DIR-3 on the portal and payment of the requisite amount of fees through online mode 1[an application number shall be generated by the system automatically].

4[Provided that no application number shall be generated in case of the person applying for Director Identification Number is a national of a country which shares land border with India, unless necessary security clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has been attached alongwith application for Director Identification Number.]

(2) After generation of 2[application number] , the Central Government shall process the applications received for allotment of DIN under sub-rule (2) of rule 9, decide on the approval or rejection thereof and communicate the same to the applicant along with the DIN allotted in case of approval by way of a letter by post or electronically or in any other mode, within a period of one month from the receipt of such application.

(3) If the Central Government, on examination, finds such application to be defective or incomplete in any respect, it shall give intimation of such defect or incompleteness, by placing it on the website and by email to the applicant who has filed such application, directing the applicant to rectify such defects or incompleteness by resubmitting the application within a period of fifteen days of such placing on the website and email:

Provided that the Central Government shall - 

(a) reject the application and direct the applicant to file fresh application with complete and correct information, where the defect has been rectified partially or the information given is still found to be defective;

(b) treat and label such application as invalid in the electronic record in case the defects are not removed within the given time; and

(c) inform the applicant either by way of letter by post or electronically or in any other mode.

(4) In case of rejection or invalidation of application, 3[the provisional DIN so allotted by the system shall get lapsed automatically] the fee so paid with the application shall neither be refunded nor adjusted with any other application.

(5) All Director Identification Numbers allotted to individual(s) by the Central Government before the commencement of these rules shall be deemed to have been allotted to them under these rules.

(6) The Director Identification Number so allotted under these rules is valid for the life-time of the applicant and shall not be allotted to any other person.



1. Substituted by Notification Dated 18th September,2014

For the words and letters “the provisional DIN shall be generated by the system automatically which shall not be utilised till the DIN is confirmed by the Central Government”, the words “an application number shall be generated by the system automatically” and letters shall be substituted.

2. Substituted by Notification Dated 18th September,2014

For the words and letters“the provisional DIN” the words “application number” shall be substituted.

3. Omitted by Notification Dated 18th September,2014.

4. Inserted by the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Amendment Rules, 2022.