Ministry of Corporate Affairs recently amended the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014 by notification of the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Amendment Rules, 2017 on 5th July 2017. A related amendment in the Companies (meetings of Board and its Powers) Rules, 2014 was also made by notification of the Companies (meetings of Board and its Powers) Second Amendment Rules, 2017 for which published notification copy is yet not available.
Posted in Chapter XI - CA2013, Chapter XII - CA2013, Companies Act 2013
Tagged Board of Directors, Committee of Board, Independent Director, Meeting through Audio Visual Means, Noting of dissent, Powers of Board, the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Amendment Rules 2017, the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules 2014, the Companies (meetings of Board and its Powers) Rules 2014, the Companies (meetings of Board and its Powers) Second Amendment Rules 2017
According to Section 149 of the Act, every listed company shall have at least one-third of total number of directors as Independent directors. The central government may prescribe minimum number of independent directors in other class or classes of public companies. The Act deals with provisions related to independent directors in details as discussed earlier here.
According to Rule 4 companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules 2014, the following class or classes of companies shall have at least two directors as independent directors –
Central Public Enterprises in India are not simple business enterprises, but fall under definition of “State” under Article 12 of the Constitution of India. They are subject to Writ Jurisdiction. The Right to Information Act, 2005 is applicable to them.
The Law governing Central Public Sector Enterprises are complex mix of Guidelines/instructions issued by Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), the Companies Act, 1956 regulations of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), Central Vigilance Commission, and administrative Ministry.
Posted in Chapter XI - CA2013, Companies Act 2013, CorpGov, Governance and Responsibility
Tagged Central Public Sector Enterprises, CorpGov, CorpLaw, Corporate Governance, Corporate Law, CPSE. DPE, Director, DPE Guideline, Functional Director, Government Director, Independent Director, Nominee Director
UPDATE: on 30th August 2013: Companies Bill 2012 became the Companies Act, 2013 (Act 18 of 2013).
In February 2013, I wrote “FOOTSTEPS OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN COMPANIES BILL 2012” and thereafter try to cover all relevant topics related to Corporate Governance. Even though, day-to-day management of company is function of KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL (sometime designated as out of Board Directors); Board of Directors is indeed most Significant body, which virtually rule a company. Not only, APPOINTMENT AND QUALIFICATION OF DIRECTOR as well as their DUTIES, VACATION, RESIGNATION, REMOVAL are subject to close scrutiny by investors, professionals and regulators. Board of Directors has a set of Executive Directors who are APPOINTMENT and MANAGERIAL REMUNERATION has some other significant aspect of Corporate Governance. The Appointment of INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS is one of the most significant contributions of this Bill to Corporate Governance practices in India. This all-powerful company Board exercises its powers in BOARD MEETING but it has some statutory and other BOARD COMMITTEES. Now we will discuss Power of Board of Directors under present Bill.
Posted in Chapter XII - CA2013, Companies Act 2013, CorpGov, Governance and Responsibility
Tagged Accounts, Board Committee, Board of Directors, Board Powers, Boards’ Report, CG, Companies Bill 2012, Contribution to bona fide Charitable and other funds, Contribution to National Defence Fund, CorpGov, CorpLaw, Corporate Governance, Corporate Law, Director, Independent Director, India, Legal Reforms, Ministry of corporate affairs, Political Contribution, Power of Board of Directors, Profit and Loss Account, Reforms, Resolutions in Board Meeting, Restrictions on Power of Board, Special Resolution