DIN refers to the Directors Identification Number. This number is the essential part of not only registering a company, but also maintaining the owner’s status as the director of the company.
Earlier, in order to obtain DIN, only filing of the eForm DIR-e used to be sufficient. This used to be only a one time process that made it easy for the directors to be associated with more than one company.
However, as per the recent move by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) to update the data in all the registries, it has been made essential for all the directors with a DIN to file their KYC (Know Your Customer) details on an annual basis. This will be done using the DIR-3 KYC.