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Minimum & Maximum no. of Directors for a Public or Private or One Person Company

Section 149 of the Companies Act 2013 has put the following mandatory requirement of minimum directors in companies

Minimum Number of Directors in a Public Company:

Every Public Limited Company shall have atleast/minimum of 3(three) Directors.

Minimum Number of Directors in a Private Company:

Every Private Limited Company shall have atleast/minimum of 2(two) Directors.

Minimum Number of Directors in a One Person Company(OPC):

Every Private Limited Company shall have atleast/minimum of 1(one) Director.

Minimum Number of Directors in a Producer Company:

Every Producer Company shall have atleast/minimum of 5(five) Directors. (Section 581O of the companies act 1956) [Part IX A of the Companies Act, 1956 which contains various provisions relating to Producer company is still not repealed and is in effect till a special act is enacted for Producer companies.]

Maximum Number of Directors in Companies:

A Company can have a maximum of 15(fifteen) Directors. It may appoint more than 15 directors by passing special resolution.

The criteria for minimum no. of woman director in companies is described here.

Note:
Earlier similar provisions were prescribed under section 252 of the companies act 1956.
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