The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) vide a notification dated 1st October 2019 introduces the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Fourth Amendment Rules, 2019 to further amend the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014. By this Notification, MCA has extended the due date for filling DIR-3 KYC and held that the directors shall submit e-form DIR-3 KYC or web form DIR-3 KYC-WEB on or before the 14th October 2019. This new deadline comes into effect from 1st October 2019.
The electronic form DIR-3 KYC is introduced specifically for the directors through which the Directors has to submit data annually to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. As per Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Rules,2014 every director who has been allotted Director Identification Number (DIN) on or before 31st March 2018 and whose DIN is in ‘Approved’ status, would be mandatory required to file form DIR-3 KYC on or before 30th April of immediate next financial year. This deadline of 30th April is extended to 14th October 2019 for the financial year ending on March 31, 2019 (FY 2018-2019).