Published Thu, 09 Apr 2020 | Updated Mon, 24 May 2021
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The Council of Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) at its 261st (Special) Meeting held on 27th June 2019 at New Delhi approved the Unique Document Identification Number (UDIN) Guidelines [UDIN Guidelines] for the Practicing Company Secretaries with the following objectives:
Following services rendered by a company secretary in practice shall come within the ambit of UDIN:
In terms of the UDIN Guidelines issued by ICSI, UDIN shall be generated at the time of signing the Certificate/ Report and mandatorily be mentioned in the Certificate, Report and documents along with the Certificate of Practice number with effect from October 1, 2019.
It has been clarified by ICSI in the aforesaid Guidelines that UDIN once generated but not utilized may be surrendered/ cancelled by the PCS within 7 days of such generation.