Number of Directors required in a Private Limited Company

The Companies Act, 2013 does not mandates a Private Company to appoint Managing director, Whole-Time Director or Manager. Only an Individual (living person) can be appointed as a Director in a Company. A body corporate or business entity cannot be appointed as a Director in a Company.

Number of directors is defined under section 149(1) of Companies Act, 2013:

Minimum number: Every private company shall have at least 2 directors.

Maximum number: A company can appoint maximum 15 directors. A company may appoint more than 15 directors after passing a special resolution in general meeting and approval of central government is not required.

On the other hand, a one-person company requires at least one director.

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Note: This Post was last updated on February 20, 2022

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