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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

Is there any eligibility criteria for adding a new director?

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.
Should I apply for another DIN, if I already have one?

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.

Can a company appoint another corporate body as its working director?

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

Can a company add a foreigner or NRI as a director?

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.

What is the minimum number of directors a company should have?

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.

Who can't be a director of a company?

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.

What is the maximum number of directors in a company?

A private company can have a maximum of 15 directors.

Is the process completely online?

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

Can someone with a criminal record be a director?

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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