Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Second Amendment Rules, 2020 — Notified by MCA

G.S.R. 268 (E)— In exercise of the powers conferred by section 149 read with section 469 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Second Amendment Rules, 2020.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014, in rule 6, in sub-rule (1), in clause (a), for the words “five months” the words “seven months” shall be substituted.


Ministry of Corporate Affairs

[Notification dt. 29-04-2020]


Individual who has been appointed as an independent director in a company, on the date of commencement of the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Fifth Amendment Rules, 2019, shall within a period of seven months from such commencement apply online for inclusion of his name in the data bank.

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