Appointment of Director

Director of a company is a person elected by the shareholders for managing the affairs of the company as per the Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association of the company. Since a company is an artificial judicial person created by law, it can only act through the agency of natural persons. Thus, only living persons can be Directors of a company and the management of a company is entrusted to the Board of Directors. Appointment of Directors can be required for a company from time to time based on the requirements of the shareholders of the business.

To appoint a director, the person proposing to become a Director must obtain a digital signature certificate (DSC) and director identification number (DIN). DIN can be obtained for any person who is above the age of 18. The nationality or residency status of the DIN applicant does not matters. Hence, Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians and Foreign Nationals can obtain DIN and be appointed as Director of a company in India.

The leading business services platform in India, offering a variety of services like company registration, trademark filing, GST registration, income tax filing and more. can help you appoint a director in your company. The average time taken to file for appointment of director is about 10 – 15 working days, subject to government processing time and client document submission. Get a free consultation on appointment of director by scheduling an appointment with an Advisor.


A) Documents required from Director:
PAN Card, Residence Proof, DIN declarations, Consent letter for appointment etc.
B) Documents required from Company:
Board Meeting Resolution for Appointment and Letter of Appointment Startupwala will help you for preparing and filing of these documents with ROC office.
Anyone to be appointed as Director needs to give his approval for appointment to the Company. This document is known as Consent Letter.
Form DIR-12 is filed with the MCA portal for appointment of director.
The fees for filing Form DIR-12 within time limit is Rs. 300.
Private Limited Company: Two Directors
One Person Company: One Director
Public Limited Company: Three Directors
  • A) Executive Director is one who devotes his whole time of working hours to the company and has a significant interest in the company as his source of income.
  • B) Non Executive Director does not dedicate his whole time in the day to day functions of the Company. Only attends Board Meetings and guide the company in its policy matters.
  • C) Additional Director is a director who is appointed at any time between two Annual General Meeting of the Company. Such additional director need to be confirmed as director in next coming AGM.
18 Years. If the same person has to appointed as a Managing Director it is 21 Years.
There is no maximum age limit. However maximum age limit for Managing Director is 70 years.


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