Notification No. G.S.R. 173(E) dated March 15, 2013.

The Central Government, in exercise of the powers conferred by clauses (a) and (b) of sub-section (1) of section 642 read with section 266A, 266B, 266D and 266E of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) has notified the Companies Director Identification Number (Amendment) Rules, 2013, thereby amending the Companies Director Identification Number Rules, 2006.

In the Companies (Directors Identification Number) Rules, 2006, after rule 7, the following rule is inserted, namely: -

Rule 8: Cancellation or Deactivation of DIN

The Central Government or Regional Director (Northern Region), Noida or any officer authorized by the Regional Director, upon being satisfied on verification of particulars of proof attached with the application received from any person seeking cancellation or deactivation of DIN, in case -(a) the DIN is found to be duplicate (b) the DIN was obtained by wrongful manner or fraudulent means; (c) of the death of the concerned individual;(d) the concerned individual has been declared as lunatic by the competent Court; (e) if the concerned individual has been adjudicated an insolvent;

In the above situations, the allotted DIN shall be cancelled or deactivated by the Central Government or Regional Director (NR), Noida or any other officer authorised by the Regional Director (NR): Provided that before cancellation or deactivation of DIN under clause (b), an opportunity of being heard shall be given to the concerned individual.