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Appointment of Director to Your Company

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    Appointment Of Director With CA Desk India

    With CA Desk India you can add a new director to your company in 3 simple steps –

    We address all your queries about the appointment of a director

    Our experts help prepare the necessary documents and file the required forms

    We help you get the entire process of appointment done

    We address all your queries about the appointment of a director

    Our experts help prepare the necessary documents and file the required forms

    We help you get the entire process of appointment

    Adding a Director - Overview:

    It is possible to add or remove a director from the company at any time. While the articles of incorporation should have provisions allowing it, the Articles of Association and Companies Act provisions dictate how and who can be appointed as a new director. Adding new directors to the company involves following a bunch of procedures and CA Desk India is here to help you make the whole process easy for you.

    Why Add/Change Directors

    The following are the common reasons why people choose to add or change directors in a company:

    Inefficiency of existing directors

    It could be that the existing directors cannot meet the requirements of the work or maybe even due to retirement, family problems, physical ailments or other personal reasons. In such cases, you need to add new directors.

    To get new talent On board

    As your company grows and evolves, you will need to bring new talent on board to meet the new requirements and challenges. It is natural to want to add or make changes in the top-level management.

    No dilution of ownership

    Directors are primarily responsible for the day-to-day operations of a company. Adding or appointing an additional director helps the shareholders assign more operational responsibilities without losing any strategic control.

    To meet the statutory limit

    Every type of company needs a certain number of directors. In case of sudden death or plans of retirement from existing directors, you will have to add another director to your company.

    Process of Adding a Director

    The process of adding a director is more complicated than one might think it to be.

    Step 1

    Check if the articles (AOA) of the company supports adding an additional director. If there are no such provisions in the AoA of the company, then modify the AoA of the company in a way that allows adding an additional company director.

    Step 3

    The company must pass a board resolution for appointing a particular person as a director of the company.

    Step 2

    The proposed director must give his or her consent to act as the director via Form DIR-2.

    Step 4

    Get DSC (digital signature certificate) and DIN (director identification number) for the new director.

    Step 5

    Collect the basic documents and information required for the process and get Form DIR-2, Form DIR-12 and Form DIR-8 at ROC done.

    This is a simplified version of the process. Vakilsearch will take care of mostly everything in these steps for you. After this basic process is over, there are a few more formalities that need to be completed after this process and our team will explain those to you.

    Documents required


    Proof of residence (electricity bill, rental agreement, Aadhar Card, voter ID, passport, driving licence)

    Digital signature certificate of the proposed director

    Passport: mandatory for a foreign applicant.

    Identification proof (PAN card)

    Passport size photograph

    PAN card: mandatory for an Indian applicant

    Why CADesk India

    Here is why you should choose Vakilsearch for adding a director to your company:

    Simple and speedy process

    A resolution drafted and forms filled & filed for you

    All your queries will be answered.

    Experts will guide you through the whole process

    You get the best support

    FAQs on Appointment of Director
    to Your Company

    Yes, there is and it is as follows:

    • The proposed individual must be a major.
    • They must qualify as per the laws mentioned under the Companies Act, 2013.
    • The members of the board must consent to the appointment of the proposed individual.

    No, a DIN or director identification number is permanently allotted and can be used for a lifetime. Once it is allotted, the same number may be used for multiple appointments and resignations.

    No, as per the Companies Act, 2013, only individuals can serve as directors of public and private limited companies.

    Yes, an NRI or foreign national may be added as a director in a private limited company as long as there is at least one director on the board who is an Indian resident. To do so, they must have a valid passport and a DIN.

    The minimum number of directors required is based on the type of company. For a one-person company it is 1, for a private company it is 2 and a public company needs to have at least 3 directors.

    A person cannot be appointed as a director if he doesn’t qualify under the AoA, if they are an undischarged bankrupt, or if they are restricted by a court order.

    A private company can have a maximum of 15 directors.

    Yes, the process is 100% online. We will provide you with a dashboard in which you can comfortably do everything.

    Yes, a person with a criminal record can be a director of a company as long as they are not restricted specifically by a court order.

    The Glossary


    Articles of Association


    Digital Signature Certificate


    Director Identification Number


    Registrar of Companies

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