21 Lakh directors out of total of 33 lakh have not complied with the newly-mandated KYC requirement to be eligible for board positions in companies.
Earlier this year, MCA notified the deadline for filing DIR 3 KYC on or before 15 Sep 2018. As the deadline is expired, MCA has started the process of deactivating the Director Identification Number (DINs) of those who did not file DIR 3 KYC within the due date. Their DINs will be deactivated with reason ‘Non-filing of DIR 3 KYC’.
While close to 50 lakh DINs have been issued, only 33 lakh were considered to be active directors. Even among this lot, a large number is likely to be ghost directors. This may be the reason for non-compliance of KYC requirement.