MCA Important update for waiving fees of having “Deactivated DINs”or “ACTIVE non-compliant” Status

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According to the recent announcements by MCA, directors are required to submit his KYC details to the MCA if they meet the below-mentioned conditions:

  • Director Identification Number (DIN) was allotted to them by or on 31st March 2018
  • DIN is in approved status

However, when a director fails to file the e-Form by the due dates (or extended due date) on MCA 21 portal, the DIN of such director is marked as ‘Deactivated due to Non-filing of DIR-3 KYC’ by the department. In such cases, the director can re-activate his DIN by filing the missed out e-Form DIR-3 KYC after paying a late fine of INR 5,000.

Further, MCA has recently modified the Incorporation Rules. Now any company which was incorporated before 31st December, 2017 has to file E-Form Active i.e. Form 22A. Companies fails to file the form will be marked as “Active-Non Compliant” and has to pay additional fees of Rs 10,000 to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

To provide relief, MCA has made an important announcement for wavier of the filing fee as below  

“DIN holders of DINs marked as ‘Deactivated’ due to non-filing of DIR-3KYC/DIR-3 KYC-Web and those Companies whose compliance status has been marked as “ACTIVE non-compliant” due to non-filing of Active Company Tagging Identities and Verification(ACTIVE) eform are encouraged to become compliant once again in pursuance of the General Circular No. 11 dated 24th March, 2020 & General Circular No.12 dated 30th March 2020 and file DIR-3KYC/DIR-3KYC-Web/ACTIVE as the case may be between 1st April, 2020 to 30th September, 2020 without any filing fee of INR 5000/INR 10000 respectively”.


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