As the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has started overhauling and cleaning its records and registry, it has initiated the process of Annual KYC of all the Directors and giving a snag to the irregularities occurred due to outdated filing and unsystematic procedures. In the Editorial, Author has made an effort to throw light on the origin of KYC process and answers of few much asked questions by the stakeholders and suggestions to make it easier and risk free for a professional certifying the Form.
The Companies Act, 2013 empowers the MCA to deactivate the Director Identification Number (DIN) of a Director who does not intimate his particulars in e-form DIR-3KYC within 30th April of every year. Directors who do not intimate their particulars in DIR-3KYC, will have their DIN deactivated with reason as ‘Non-filing of DIR-3KYC’ and will have to pay a fees of Rs. 5000 after the due Date i.e. 30th April of every year.