What is UDIN?
With effect from 1st Feb 2019, all certificates issued by a practicing Chartered Accountant need to have an 18-Digits system generated unique number which will be generated from the ICAI website.
The attestation of a Chartered Accountant on a certificate or any such document is of immense value since it usually signifies that the Chartered Accountant, in his professional opinion, has ensured that there is no misrepresentation by the entity issuing/submitting such a document.
For example, an audit report issued by the auditor in respect of the financial statements of an entity stating the financial statements reflect a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the entity. It is because of this attestation or signature made by the Chartered Accountant that the investors and other stakeholders can rely on the performance of an entity.
In view of some instances of forging signatures of practicing CAs while attesting documents, ICAI has developed a method of securing the document/certificate by issuing UDIN. Registration for UDIN can be done at the official link of ICAI: https://udin.icai.org/?mode=myicai