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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)
Minimum Number of Directors in a Private Company:
Every Private Limited Company shall have atleast/minimum of 2(two)
Minimum Number of Directors in a One Person Company(OPC):
Every Private Limited Company shall have atleast/minimum of 1(one)
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1956) [Part IX A of the Companies Act, 1956 which contains various provisions relating to Producer company is still not repealed and is in effect till a special act is enacted for Producer companies.]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.