Amendment in the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014

[To be published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II,
Section 3, Sub-section (i)]

Government of India Ministry of Corporate Affairs

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, 19th January, 2015

G.S.R. (E) .— In exercise of the
powers conferred by the second proviso to sub-section (1), sub-section (4) and
clause (f) of sub-section (6) of section 149, sub-sections (3) and (4) of
section 150, section 151, sub-section (5) of section 152, section 153, section
154, section 157, section 160, sub-section (1) of section 168 and section 170
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) Amendment Rules,
2015.

(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 16, the following proviso
shall be inserted, namely:-

“Provided that in case a
company has already filed Form DIR-12 with the Registrar under rule 15, a
foreign director of such company resigning from his office may authorize in
writing a practicing chartered accountant or cost accountant in practice or
company secretary in practice or any other resident director of the company to
sign Form DIR-11 and file the same on his behalf intimating the reasons for the
resignation.”.

[F. No. 01
/9/2013-CL.V(Part-II)]

(AMARDEEP SIN BHATIA)

Joint Secretary to the
Government of India

Note.- The principal rules were
published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section 3,
Sub-section (i), vide number G.S.R. 259(E), dated the 31′ March, 2014 and was
subsequently amended by notification number G.S.R. 671 (E), dated the 18th
September, 2014.

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