Designated Partner Identification Number (DPIN): Section 7 (6) of LLP Act 2008, provides for every Designated Partner to obtain a DPIN from the Central Government.
DPIN is an eight digit numeric number allotted by the Central Government in order to identify a particular partner and can be obtained by making an online application in eForm 7 to Central Government applying with prescribed fees.
Digital Signature Certificate: All the forms like eForm 7,eForm 1, eForm 2, eForm 3 etc which are required for the purpose of incorporating the LLP are filed electronically through the medium of Internet, it is not possible to sign them manually. Moreover the DPIN Form is to be signed by the concerned Designated Partner himself.Therefore, for the purpose of signing these forms, all the Designated Partner of the proposed LLP needs to obtain a Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) from government recognized DSA’s.The signatures shall also be required for signing and filing of all relevant forms and documents to be filed, annually or event based after incorporation of the LLP, asking for approvals or as intimation
Likewise the manual signatures, digital signature certificates are individual specific and no partner to obtain more than one.