Sub – Section (1) of Section 170 of the Companies Act 2013 mandate that every company shall keep at its registered office a register containing such particulars of its directors and key managerial personnel as may be prescribed, which shall include the details of securities held by each of them in the company or its holding, subsidiary, subsidiary of company’s holding company or associate companies.

Rule 17 of the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules 2014 prescribed Every company shall keep at its registered office a register of its directors and key managerial personnel containing the following particulars, namely:-

(a)  Director Identification Number (optional for key managerial personnel);

(b)  present name and surname in full;

(c)  any former name or surname in full;

(d)  father’s name, mother’s name and spouse’s name(if married) and surnames in full;

(e)  date of birth;

(f)   residential address (present as well as permanent);

(g)  nationality (including the nationality of origin, if different);

(h)  occupation;

(i)    date of the board resolution in which the appointment was made;

(j)   date of appointment and reappointment in the company;

(k)  date of cessation of office and reasons therefor;

(l)    office of director or key managerial personnel held or relinquished in any other body corporate;

(m)membership number of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India in case of Company Secretary, if applicable; and

(n)  Permanent Account Number (mandatory for key managerial personnel if not having DIN);

In addition to the details of the directors or key managerial personnel, the company shall also include in the aforesaid Register the details of securities held by them in the company, its holding company, subsidiaries, subsidiaries of the company’s holding company and associate companies relating to-

(a)  the number, description and nominal value of securities;

(b)  the date of acquisition and the price or other consideration paid;

(c)  date of disposal and price and other consideration received;

(d)  cumulative balance and number of securities held after each transaction;

(e)  mode of acquisition of securities ;

(f)   mode of holding – physical or in dematerialized form; and

(g)  whether securities have been pledged or any encumbrance has been created on the securities.

There is no other prescribed format for the Register. Any format satisfying conditions of this Rules and containing all these information may be adopted by a company.

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  1. You expressed it adequately.


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