eCSIN: The Employee Company Secretary Identification Number.
e-CSIN is a system-generated unique number for identification of the Company Secretaries employed in a particular company which shall be generated by the Company Secretary at the time of employment as a Company Secretary or otherwise, as well as at the time of demitting office in any manner.
The Employee Company Secretary Identification Number Guidelines or the eCSIN Guidelines shall regulate the appointments and cessations of Company Secretaries. These Guidelines for monitoring mandatory appointment of Company Secretaries shall bring about greater transparency by creating a platform to identify the Company Secretaries employed in a particular company.
The members in respect of whose appointment, form 32 (under the provisions of erstwhile Companies Act, 1956) or form DIR-12 (under the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013) has already been filed, shall mandatorily be required to generate eCSIN on or before 31st December, 2019 or such other time and date as may be specified by the ICSI.
The members who are in employment in any capacity as of 30th September, 2019 shall mandatorily be required to generate eCSIN on or before 31st December, 2019or such other time and date as may be specified by the ICSI.
Members entering into or ceasing to be in employment as Company Secretary (KMP) on or after 1st October, 2019, shall mandatorily be required to generate eCSIN and Quote the same on the respective consent / resignation letter, which is required to be attached with e-form DIR-12
Exemptions are provided as specific or as per para 6(f) for government employees.
It is also very important to note that there is no requirement of generation of eCSIN if a member is not in any employment.
The eCSIN shall be generated by a member at the eCSIN portal maintained by ICSI. The eCSIN will be shared by the portal only through electronic means on the email id registered with the Institute.
Any violation is punishable as per the provisions of Company Secretaries Act 1980.