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What is Corporate Identity Number (CIN) know its structure?

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CIN stands for Corporate Identity Number. It is a unique identification number provided to all companies listed in Registrar of Companies (ROCs) under Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), Govt. of India. After formation of a company, concerned ROC issues a certificate containing this unique Corporate Identity Number (CIN No. or CIN Code) along with its approved name.

CIN is mandatory  for all types of companies registered in India

When a Company gets registered in India, be it an Indian Company, whether Public Company (listed or unlisted) or a Private Company or even a Foreign Company having place of business in India, it is mandatory for all types of companies registered in India to procure a CIN number.

As per Ministry of Corporate affairs (MCA), it has been made mandatory from 01/04/2014 (Notification date 26th March 2014) to provide CIN number in all its business letters, bill-heads, letter papers and in all its notices and other official publications.

How many digits does CIN contain & its structure?

CIN is of 21 digits, below is the detail of the CIN structure.

Sample – U25209MH2011PLC090868

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