Law(s) Governing the eForm- eForm DIR-3C is required to be filed pursuant to Section 157 of the Companies Act, 2013 & Rule 10A(2) of the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014 which are reproduced for your reference.
(1) Every company shall, within fifteen days of the receipt of intimation under section 156, furnish the Director Identification Number of all its directors to the Registrar or any other officer or authority as may be specified by the Central Government with such fees as may be prescribed or with such additional fees as may be prescribed within the time specified under section 403 and every such intimation shall be furnished in such form and manner as may be prescribed.
(2) If a company fails to furnish Director Identification Number under sub-section (1), before the expiry of the period specified under section 403 with additional fee, the company shall be punishable with fine which shall not be less than twenty-five thousand rupees but which may extend to one lakh rupees and every officer of the company who is in default shall be punishable with fine which shall not be less than twenty-five thousand rupees but which may extend to one lakh rupees.
Rule 10A (2) as inserted by Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Amendment Rules, 2014 dated 18.09.2014 :
(2) The intimation by the company of Director Identification Number of its directors under section 157 of the Act shall be furnished in Form DIR-3C within fifteen days of receipt of intimation under section 156.
Purpose of the eForm
Every director shall inform all the companies in which he/ she is a director, of the DIN allotted to him/her in Form DIR-3B within 30 days of the receipt of intimation of approval of DIN. Similarly, the Secretary and Manager of a company shall inform the company of their Income-tax Permanent Account Number (PAN). Company needs to further inform about DIN of the directors to the Registrar in Form DIR-3C within 15 days of receiving the intimation.