The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has issued a circular w.r.t filing e-form DIR-3 KYC for the financial year 2018-19 in accordance with Rule 12A of the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014. MCA has proposed the new mechanism for filing of e-form DIR-3 KYC and accordingly it is being proposed that every person who has already filed DIR-3 KYC will only be required to complete his/her KYC through a simple web-based verification service, with pre-filled data based on the records in the registry, for ease of verification by the person concerned. However, in case a person wishes to update his mobile no. or e-mail address, he would be required to file e-form DIR-3 KYC, as this facility of updation is not being proposed in the web-based service. In the case of updation in any other personal detail, e-form DIR-6 may be filed for updation of the same before completion of KYC through the web-based service. The amendment in the relevant rules including the amendment related to the extension of time (allowing for adequate time) for completion of KYC through e-form DIR-3 KYC or the web-based service, as the case may be, is being notified shortly.