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Section 196 of the Companies Act 2013: Appointment of Managing Director, Whole-time Director or Manager

SECTION-196 (Appointment of managing director, whole-time director or manager) under CHAPTER-XIII (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) of the Companies Act, 2013

(1) No company shall appoint or employ at the same time a managing director and a manager.

(2) No company shall appoint or re-appoint any person as its managing director, whole-time director or manager for a term exceeding five years at a time:

Provided that no re-appointment shall be made earlier than one year before the expiry of his term.


(3) No company shall appoint or continue the employment of any person as managing director, whole-time director or manager who —
(a) is below the age of twenty-one years or has attained the age of seventy years: 
Provided that appointment of a person who has attained the age of seventy years may be made by passing a special resolution in which case the explanatory statement annexed to the notice for such motion shall indicate the justification for appointing such person; 
(b) is an undischarged insolvent or has at any time been adjudged as an insolvent; 
(c) has at any time suspended payment to his creditors or makes, or has at any time made, a composition with them; or 
(d) has at any time been convicted by a court of an offence and sentenced for a period of more than six months.
(4) Subject to the provisions of section 197 and Schedule V, a managing director, whole-time director or manager shall be appointed and the terms and conditions of such appointment and remuneration payable be approved by the Board of Directors at a meeting which shall be subject to approval by a resolution at the next general meeting of the company and by the Central Government in case such appointment is at variance to the conditions specified in that Schedule:

Provided that a notice convening Board or general meeting for considering such appointment shall include the terms and conditions of such appointment, remuneration payable and such other matters including interest, of a director or directors in such appointments, if any:

Provided further that a return in the prescribed form shall be filed within sixty days of such appointment with the Registrar.

(5) Subject to the provisions of this Act, where an appointment of a managing director, whole-time director or manager is not approved by the company at a general meeting, any act done by him before such approval shall not be deemed to be invalid.





Extra Notes for Readers

(1) The Companies Act, 2013 received the assent of the President on the 29th August, 2013 (Published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II - Section 1 by Ministry of Law and Justice, Legislative Department on 30th August, 2013) - link


(2) Section 196 of the Companies Act 2013 was notified by MCA Notification S.O. 902(E) dated 26th March 2014 (w.e.f. 1st April, 2014) - link

(3) Further, refer the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial PersonnelRules, 2014 (w.e.f. 1st April, 2014) - link

[Also check amendments, if any, to the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014]

(4) Govt. Companies - MCA Notification G.S.R. 463(E) dated 5th June 2015 - link

Sl. No.
Chapter Number/Section number/Sub-section(s) in the Companies Act, 2013
Exceptions, Modifications and Adaptations
27.
Chapter XIII, sub-sections (2), (4) and (5) of section 196.
Shall not apply.

 (5) Specified IFSC Public Company - MCA Notification G.S.R. 08(E) dated 4th January, 2017 - link

Serial
Number
Provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013)
Exceptions/Modifications/Adaptations
58.
Sub-section (4) of section 196
Shall not apply.

(6) Private Companies - MCA Notification G.S.R. 464(E) dated 5th June 2015 - link

Serial
Number
Chapter/Section number/Sub-section(s) in the Companies Act, 2013
Exceptions/Modifications/Adaptations
16.
Chapter XIII, sub-sections (4) and (5) of section 196.
Shall not apply.








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