According to Section 148 (3) of CA 2013 and Cost audit Rules 2014, cost auditor shall be appointed by the Board.
According to Section 148(3) of CA2013 and Audit and Auditor Rules, 2014 Remuneration shall be determined by the Members (in general meeting).
Now, according to Contract Act, 1872 (or in common law) this contract of appointment of cost auditor completes at General Meeting only that too on passing on resolution.
Query 1 – should we call it as “approval/ratification of remuneration or cost auditor” or “appointment of cost auditor” in general meeting? Unlikely but interesting situation will be where in members in general meeting does not ratify remuneration or modify the remuneration.
First case, no contract and second case counter offer. Further interesting, shall cost auditor bound to accept modified remuneration or not?