Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Amendment Rules, 2021

The Notification issued by MCA for Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Amendment Rules, 2021:

Notification date19.08.2021
SubjectCompanies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Amendment Rules, 2021
Effective dateThey shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette
ApplicabilityAll Companies
Brief description

MCA has notified the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Amendment Rules, 2021 to further amend the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014, which shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette i.e 19-08-2021.

The Amendment provides that an individual shall not be required to pass the online proficiency self-assessment test to be included in independent directors databank when he has served for a total period of not less than three years as on the date of inclusion of his name in the data bank in the pay scale of Director or equivalent or above in any Ministry or Department, of the Central Government or any State Government, and having experience in handling matters relating to commerce, corporate affairs, finance, industry or public enterprises; or the affairs related to Government companies or statutory corporations set up under an Act of Parliament or any State Act and carrying on commercial activities.

It is further provided that an individual who are or have been, for at least ten years either as an advocate of a court or in practice as a chartered accountant or in practice as a cost accountant or in practice as a company secretary, shall not be required to pass the online proficiency self-assessment test.

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