Add a Director

A director is a person appointed by the shareholders of a company to supervise and manage the activities of a company. Under the Companies Act, 2013, a Private Limited Company is required to have a minimum of 2 directors, a Public Limited Company must have at least 3 directors and a One Person Company must have 1 director.

A new director can be added to the Board of Directors with the consent of shareholders. The director appointed must be eligible as per the relevant clauses in the Articles of Association and give his consent to be a director in written form which the company must register with itself. A Digital Signature and DIN is required to add a new director in the company.

Add A Director To Your Company

Documents required to add a Director

  1. PAN Card
  2. ID proof like the Voter ID card,  Aadhar card, Driving License or Passport
  3. Passport size photograph
  4. Signed affidavit
  5. Letterhead for Board Resolution
  6. Digital Signature Certificate of the new director

Process of adding a new Director

After the submission of relevant documents is done, an application for Digital Signature Certificate and Director Identification Number is filed. The documents and application are verified and approved. After obtaining the DIN and DSC, the appointment form can be filed.


Who is a Director?
A director is an individual who directs, controls or manages the affairs of the Company. A director is a person who is appointed to perform the duties and functions of a company in accordance with the provisions of corporate laws.
Which laws are applicable to directors in India?
The Company Act, 2013 is applicable to directors, their functions, duties and powers in India.
Who can be a Director in India?
A Director of a company must be above the age of 18 and must have a Director Identification Number (DIN). The person can be an Indian National or a Foreign National.
What is the minimum number of Directors needed in a company?
A Private Limited Company must have a minimum of 3 Directors at all times. A Public Limited Company must have a minimum of 3 Directors at all times and a One Person Company must have 1 director.
What are the documents needed to become a director?
A Digital Signature, signed affidavit from the proposed Director and information about the identity and address of the Director is required.
What is a DIN?
Director Identification Number (DIN) is a unique identification number given to an existing or a potential Director of any company which is incorporated.
What is the company procedure to add a new director?
A new Director can be added to the Board of Director by passing an ordinary resolution in an Annual General Meeting or an Extraordinary General Meeting. Ordinary resolutions can be passed by a simple majority. Once a resolution is passed, the Company must file the Resolution along with the necessary forms and the Digital Signature of the Managing Director or Secretary of the Company, to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to appoint a Director.
What is Consent Letter from Director?
Every person who has been appointed to hold the office of a director must, on or before the appointment, furnish a consent in writing to act as such in Form DIR-2. Within 30 days of the appointment of a director, the company has to file such consent with the Registrar in Form DIR-12.
What are the different types of Directors in India?
The different kinds of directors are: 1. Residential Director 2. Independent Director 3. Small Shareholders Directors 4. Women Director 5. Additional Directors 6. Alternate Directors 7. Shadow Director
What are the basic responsibilities of directors?
The responsibilities board of directors has to fulfil include: • determining the company’s strategic objectives and policies. • monitoring progress towards achieving the objectives and policies. • appointing senior management. • accounting for the company’s activities to relevant parties.