Addition of Director

Whenever additional director is appointed it ought to be carried on below the provisions of note of Association (MOA) and Articles of Association (AOA). 

Before getting appointed the director should offer his written consent.

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Addition Of Director

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Addition of new Director

According to section 260 and section, 284 of the companies Act, 1956, the act of featuring new administrators or take away existing ones to the board is permitted to the Articles of Association of the corporate. 

The Articles of Incorporation should be provided for the addition of administrators. The appointed person should be eligible in step with the relevant clauses mentioned within the Article of Association and should essentially submit his consent to be a director in written forms that the corporate should register with itself.

No. of Directors

 As per Section 149(1)(a), every variety of company needs a minimum no of administrators that are as follow:

    • For Public Company – Three 
    • For Private Company – Two 
    • For One Person Company – One 

Categories of Directors:

    • Resident Director
    • Women Director
    • Independent Director
    • Nominee Director
    • Additional Directors
    • Alternate Directors

WHY ADD and change administrators

 Adapting new talent on board
As we tend to reside in an exceedingly progressing and competitive era, everything around us is progressing in barely a blink of an eye and if we tend to talk about the business world it’s extremely progressing and competitive and it’s extraordinarily vital to remain on broad with new technologies and trends if you would like to survive within the business world.

 And as the business nurture and progress, they tend to endure upheavals regarding methods, policies, and objectives. And to remain on board, typically corporations have to be compelled to get new and contemporary talent to assist formulate new methods and business plans.

 Moreover, as new alliances form between firms, new talent is needed to bridge gaps and ensure the swish functioning of the organization. And to assist the corporate remain on track team leaders and consultants will move from their managerial position into the role of director throughout the time of the corporate growth and venture.

No dilution of possession

The day-after-day operations of an organization are the first responsibility of the administrators. The shareholders will assign additional operation responsibilities by adding or appointing an extra director while not losing any strategic management. The selection and possession stick with the stockholder, As a Director doesn’t subscribe or own any share capital which can forestall any dilution.

 The un-skillfulness of existing administrators

If in any case, the existing directors fail to serve the company faithfully. This may be because of retirement, family problems, other personal reasons, or physical ailments, the company in that case adds new directors to make sure their productivity is unaffected.

 And, from time to time, companies need to process the termination and addition of new directors, to ensure their continued growth and success.

To meet the statutory limit
In certain cases, because of sudden death or plans of retirement from existing administrators, corporations come short of the minimum needed administrators as prescribed by the businesses Act. Therefore, such non-public and Public corporations have to be compelled to appoint new administrators at intervals of six months to continue functioning as a lawfully valid entity.

Documents needed

      • Passport
      • Identification proof (PAN card)- Self-attested
      • Proof of residence (electricity bill, rental agreement, Aadhar Card, Voter ID, Passport, Driving License)
      • Passport size photograph
      • Digital Signature Certificate of the planned Director

(PAN card: necessary for an Indian applier Passport: necessary for an overseas Applicant)


    • According to Section 161(1) of the companies Act, 2013, check if the Articles (AOA) of the corporate supports adding director. If there aren’t any such provisions in Articles of the corporate then modify the Articles of the corporate in an exceedingly way to add company director.
    • Secondly, apply for the DSC (Digital Signature Certificate)
    • Apply for DIN (Director Identification Number)
    • If the one that is meant to become the new Director doesn’t have DIN, a similar should be notified to the corporate. In such a case, the corporate should pass a Board Resolution and so apply for a DIN for the planned person. This Resolution should be filed alongside type DIR 3.
    • Once obtained, the DIN is a lifespan number of the Director.
    • Collect the fundamental documents and data needed for the method
    • Recording of type DIR-2, type DIR-12, and type DIR-8 at roc needs to be done.
    • The planned Director should provide his or her consent to act as a Director via type DIR-2. this can be one in all the foremost vital documents required to feature a new director, and hence, should be obtained before proposing anyone to be the Director.
    • Take Consent/Approval of the individual who is to be designated as a Director of the organization within the counseled style.
    • If the corporate needs to appoint him as a director then regularize the person as a director in general Meeting of shareowner.


After the process
    • Call the committee meeting.
    • The Director should be appointed in a General Meeting so the corporate should issue a notice for holding an Extra-Ordinary General Meeting. Care should be taken to confirm that this notice is issued below the laws expressed within the corporations’ Act, 2013, and abides by the principles mentioned within the supporter Standards issued by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
    • Pass resolution for the appointment of an extra director.
    • Issue the Letter of Appointment.
    • Once the appointment letter has been issued, and therefore the payment terms are negotiated, the corporate should file type DIR-12 to the Registrar of corporations inside thirty days from the date of appointment.
    • Next, the company must make necessary entries in the Register of Directors and Managerial Personals as required.
    • Furthermore, the Company must apply for the necessary changes in the Director’s details with regards to TaxN and other Certificates, as and when required.

Thereby, you will have the new company director’s name on the MCA website.

Procedure for Adding a Director
3 Working Days

The newly-appointed director must apply for a Director Identification Number by filing E-Form DIN-1 with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India.

4 Working Days

A resolution needs to be passed by the board, approving the appointment of a director. Once this is done, we will file Form DIR-12 with the Registrar of Companies.

FAQs on Adding a Director

Yes, directors are free to resign voluntarily any time. But before leaving, they are entitled to serve a notice of resignation to the Company stating their reason for resigning and also mentioning the date of resignation.

and they must also file a form to intimate the MCA regarding their impending resignation from the company. This e-form must be filed within 30 days of the resignation.And, if the vacancy results in a shortage of the minimum required Directors, the Company must appoint a new Director within 6 months to continue functioning.

The eligibility criteria for adding a new director is as follow,

  • The proposed individual must be a major.
  • He or she must qualify as per the laws mentioned under the Companies Act, 2013.
  • The board of members must consent to the appointment of the proposed individual.
  • It must be noted that the Companies Act does not mention any educational qualification in order to be eligible to become a Director.
No, a DIN or Director Identification Number is permanently allotted and can hence, be used for a lifetime. Therefore, once it is allotted, the same number may be used for multiple appointments and resignations.
As per the Companies Act, 2013, only individuals can serve as Directors of Public and Private Limited companies. Therefore, a corporate body cannot be appointed as a Director of any company in India. Therefore, if any LLP or Private Limited Company wants to serve as a Director, they must send a representative and then appoint that person as a Director.
Yes, an NRI or Foreign National may be added as a Director in a Private Limited Company. In order to do so, they must have a valid Passport and a DIN. In case they do not have a DIN, they must apply for the same via the Company they wish to become a Director of. However, as per the Companies Act, 2013, at least one Director on the Board must be an Indian Resident and the rest may be foreigners or NRIs.

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