E-Form DIR-3KYC – Annual Filing

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs introduced the e-Form DIR-3KYC whereby “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”.

Those individuals who have been allotted DIN as at March 31, 2018, were mandated to file the e-Form DIR-3KYC before September 20, 2019 without any fee and before October 5, 2019 with a fee of Rs. 500/-. Any filing on or after October 6, 2019 attracted fine of Rs. 5,000/-.

As the Rule suggested, it is an annual filing and not a one-time affair. Hence, the filing made is for the financial year 2017-18 and not for 2018-19. All the Directors who have already filed e-Form DIR-3KYC shall file the same again for the FY 2018-19 and those Directors who haven’t filed e-Form DIR-3KYC as they’ve been allotted DIN after March 31, 2018, shall file the said form now.

Since, the revised e-form DIR-3KYC hasn’t been deployed in the MCA website, it is made clear that all the filings of e-form DIR-3KYC for FY 2018-19 shall be made within 30 days of the deployment of e-Form DIR-3KYC in the MCA website.

Note that there wouldn’t be any filing fee for e-Form DIR-3KYC if the same is filed within the stipulated time, i.e. 30 days from the date of deployment of the form in the MCA website.