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Format of Consent Letter to act as Director of any Company

In accordance with the section 152(5) of the companies act 2013, a person appointed as a director shall not act as a director unless he gives his consent to hold the office as director and such consent has been filed with the Registrar within 30 days of his appointment.

Rule 8 of the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014, which came into force from 1st April 2014, has prescribed the format of consent letter by a director during appointment.

Every person who has been appointed to hold the office of a director shall on or before the appointment furnish to the company 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.

Form DIR-2
Consent to act as a director of a company
[Pursuant to section 152(5) and rule 8 of Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014]

---------------------(Name of the company)
-------------------- (Address of the company)
Subject: Consent to act as a director.

I ………………………, hereby give my consent to act as director of ……….. (name of the company), pursuant to sub-section (5) of section 152 of the Companies Act, 2013 and certify that I am not disqualified to become a director under the Companies Act, 2013.

1. Director Identification Number (DIN):
2. Name (in full):
3. Father’s Name (in full):
4. Address:
5. E-mail id:
6. Mobile no.
7. Income-tax PAN
8. Occupation:
9. Date of birth:
10. Nationality:
11. No. of companies in which I am already a Director and out of such companies the names of the companies in which I am a Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer, Whole time Director, Secretary, Chief Financial Officer, Manager.
12. Particulars of membership No. and Certificate of practice No. if the applicant is a member of any professional Institute. Specifically state NIL if none.

I declare that I have not been convicted of any offence in connection with the promotion, formation or management of any company or LLP and have not been found guilty of any fraud or misfeasance or of any breach of duty to any company under this Act or any previous company law in the last five years. I further declare that if appointed my total Directorship in all the companies shall not exceed the prescribed number of companies in which a person can be appointed as a Director.

1. Proof of identity;
2. Proof of residence;

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