When a person is filing a document online then his identity is established by using the DSC or Digital Signature Certificate. It is the digital form of a handwritten signature. Some extra data is electronically attached to the document.
The identification number given to a Director or to a person who is to be made a director soon is known as DIN or Director Identification Number. This number consists of personal information and a unique code which acts as an identifier. This DIN is compulsory for every Director the current one or a prospective one. It was introduced through Section 266A and 266G in 2006 under the Companies Amendment Act.
|Online transactions and the filing of certain documents need DSC as digital proof of authorisation.
|All Directors, current or prospective are issued the DIN which is a unique identification number containing all personal information about the director.
|DSC can be availed without the existence of DIN
|DSC is a must in order to avail DIN.
|People who can apply for DSC include Auditors, Company secretaries Directors, , bank officials and other authorized organisations
|Only present and future Directors are eligible for DIN.