The qualification of independent director is among few provisions where the Companies Act, 2013 become stringent after amendments. The Companies Amendment Act, 2017 read with Notification S.O. 1833(E) dated 7th May 2018 amended sub-section (6) of 149.
On 1st February 2016, Ministry of Corporate Affairs uploaded the report of Companies Law Committee on its website here. In 5th post on this report, we will discuss recommendations of the committee related to Auditors, Directors, Independent Directors, etc.
After introduction and passing of Companies Bill 2012 in Lok Sabha, many changes in corporate governance scenario is bound to happen. Many provisions of Clause 49 of listing agreement, which deals with corporate governance in listed companies, are being brought into main law to fill governance gap between listed companies and their other counterparts. Following provisions have been added into present Companies Bill:
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