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The Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014
Date of Notification : 29th April 2020
Effective Date : 29th April 2020
MCA Vide its notification dated 29th April 2020 notified the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of
Directors ) second Amendment Rules, 2020.
As per the rule 6 , in sub-rule (1) , in clause (a) of the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of
Directors ) Rules, 2014 Compliances required by a person eligible and willing to be appointed as an
independent director.
(1) Every individual –
(a) who has been appointed as an independent director in a company, on the date of commencement of the
Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Fifth Amendment Rules, 2019, shall within a period
of five months* from such commencement;
* By above Amendment, the words ”five months” substituted by “Seven Months”. In other words, last date
for registration of an individual in the data bank prescribed by MCA has been extended till June 30, 2020.

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