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A company’s director is a person chosen by the shareholders to oversee the company’s business in accordance with the MOA and AOA. The corporation can only act via the agency of a natural person since it is an artificial person. As a result, a director must be a live person, and the company’s administration is committed to its Board of Directors. The appointment of Directors may be necessary from time to time, depending on the needs of the company’s shareholders.

What is the procedure for appointing a Director to a Corporation?

The Directors of a Private Limited Company play a critical role in the company’s operation. The Directors are in charge of the day-to-day operations and decisions. The directors are the essential persons in whom the company’s shareholders put their faith when it comes to investing their money. In this post, we’ll look at how a corporation in India can lawfully alter its board of directors and add new directors.

The first step is to get the prospective directors’ approval: The prospective director’s permission is required; according to Form DIR-2, this is a very important document, and the firm is obliged to get the Form DIR-2 before presenting him to the Company’s Director.

Proposed Directors’ Digital Signature Certificates: If the proposed directors of the business do not have digital signatures, they must get one. Now is the time to apply for DSC.

Obtain the Director Identification Number (DIN): If the Proposed Director lacks a DIN, the firm should apply for the proposed person’s DIN. This resolution must be submitted with the DIR3 form. This DIN, which is only assigned once, can be used indefinitely. A DIN number can be obtained by anybody over the age of 18. Furthermore, the proposed’s nationality is irrelevant. As a result, Indian nationals, non-resident Indians, and foreign nationals can all get a DIN and be appointed as directors of a private limited company in India.

According to the employment requirements, the company should collect all KYC papers as well as the relevant educational credentials documents. In India, there is no minimum educational requirement for holding the position of Director in a company.

In a Private Limited Company, who is a Director?

According to the Companies Act of 2013, a director is someone who is appointed to a company’s board of directors. The Board of Directors is a group of persons who are elected by the company’s shareholders to oversee the company’s operations. A business may only operate via the agency of natural individuals since it is an artificial legal entity constituted by law. The Directors can only act via Human people, and it is through the Directors that the company primarily operates. The Board of Directors is the group of people that are in charge of a company’s management.

A Director is someone who administers, regulates, or directs something, according to the other definitions. Someone who supervises, regulates, or manages is known as a director. He is a person who is chosen or elected by the shareholders of a business to guide the firm’s policies; he is a person who is permitted to manage and direct the Company’s affairs under the law.

In a corporation, there are several types of directors.

Managing Director

 A Managing Director is a director by virtue of the business’s Articles of Association, an agreement with the company, or a general         meeting  or Board of Directors resolution. The board of directors is entrusted with significant managerial authority over the company’s   activities.

Director or Executive Director on a full-time basis

  An executive director or a whole director is someone who works full-time for the company

Director of Ordinary

 An ordinary director is a simple director who attends a company’s Board meetings and participates in decisions made by the Board of   Directors. These individuals are not full-time or managing directors.

Auxiliary Director

 Between the two annual general meetings, the Board of Directors may nominate an extra director, according to the terms of the Company’s   Articles of Association. The extra directors should only be in office until the Company’s next annual general meeting. However, the total   number of directors and extra directors in a business must not exceed the maximum strength set by the Articles of Association for the   Board  of Directors.

 In a general meeting, the Board of Directors decided to act in place of the original director for a period of not less than three months. In   most situations, alternate directors are chosen to replace a non-resident Indian or a company’s foreign collaborators.

Professional Director

 A professional Director is a director who has received professional training and has no financial stake in the firm. These professional   Directors are occasionally appointed to the board of directors in order to put their experience to work in the company’s management.

Director Nominee

 Banks and private equity investors who contribute equity funding to a firm typically require that their representative be appointed to the   board of directors. The Nominee Director is the title given to these individuals who have been nominated.

 In the case of a One Person Company, a nominee director is an individual who is nominated by the company’s sole director to take over   the  company’s business in the event of the sole director’s death or incapacitation.


In a private limited company, the maximum and minimum number of directors are set.

In a private limited corporation, a corporate body of the business entity cannot be nominated as a director. As a result, a Company’s Board of Directors can only be made up of one person. A Private Limited corporation can have up to fifteen directors, and this number can be raised by adopting a special resolution.

What is the minimal number of directors that each of the following entities can have?

  • A minimum of two directors is required for a private limited company.
  • A limited company must have at least three directors.
  • A one-person company must have at least one director.

Residency Requirement for a Director in a Private Limited Company

According to the Companies Act, 2013, there is no necessity prohibiting the appointment of any foreigner or NRI as a Director of the Company. Section 149(3) further mandates that every firm have at least one director who has spent at least one hundred and eighty-two days in India in the preceding calendar year.

Company Requirement for Women Directors

In the case of listed businesses and limited companies with a paid-up share capital of Rs.100 crore rupees or a turnover of Rs.300 crores, at least one woman director must be nominated.

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