Section 170 of Companies Act, 2013 – Register of directors and key managerial personnel and their shareholding

  • Updated Till : July 21, 2018

SECTION 170. REGISTER OF DIRECTORS AND KEY MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL AND THEIR SHAREHOLDING

[Effective from 1st April, 2014]

(1) Every company shall keep at its registered office a register containing such particulars of its directors and key managerial personnel as may be prescribed, which shall include the details of securities held by each of them in the company or its holding, subsidiary, subsidiary of company’s holding company or associate companies.

(2) A return containing such particulars and documents as may be prescribed, of the directors and the key managerial personnel shall be filed with the Registrar within thirty days from the appointment of every director and key managerial personnel, as the case may be, and within thirty days of any change taking place.

EXEMPTIONS

Section 170 shall not apply to a Government Company in which the entire paid up share capital is held by the Central Government, or by any State Government or Governments or by the Central Government and one or more State Governments; vide Notification No. GSR 463(E) dated 5th June, 2015.

The above mentioned exception shall be applicable to a government company which has not committed a default in filing its financial statements under section 137 of the said Act or annual return under section 92 of the said Act with the Registrar, vide amendment notification F. No. 1/2/2014- CL-V dated 13th June 2017. 

In case of a Specified IFSC public company, for Section 170(2) for the words “ thirty days” the word “sixty days” shall be read at both places vide Notification no. G.S.R. 08(E).dated 04th January, 2017

In case of a Specified IFSC private company, for Section 170(2) for the words “ thirty days” the word “sixty days” shall be read at both places vide Notification no. G.S.R. 9(E).dated 04th January, 2017.

Applicable Rules

Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014

[Effective from 1st April, 2014]

Rule 17. Register of directors and key managerial personnel.—(1) Every company shall keep at its registered office a register of its directors and key managerial personnel containing the following particulars, namely:—

(a) Director Identification Number (optional for key managerial personnel);

(b) present name and surname in full;

(c) any former name or surname in full;

(d) father’s name, mother’s name and spouse’s name(if married) and surnames in full;

(e) date of birth;

(f) residential address (present as well as permanent);

(g) nationality (including the nationality of origin, if different);

(h) occupation;

(i) date of the board resolution in which the appointment was made;

(j) date of appointment and reappointment in the company;

(k) date of cessation of office and reasons therefor;

(l) office of director or key managerial personnel held or relinquished in any other body corporate;

(m) membership number of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India in case of Company Secretary, if applicable; and

(n) Permanent Account Number (mandatory for key managerial personnel if not having DIN);

(2) In addition to the details of the directors or key managerial personnel, the company shall also include in the aforesaid Register the details of securities held by them in the company, its holding company, subsidiaries, subsidiaries of the company’s holding company and associate companies relating to—

(a) the number, description and nominal value of securities;

(b) the date of acquisition and the price or other consideration paid;

(c) date of disposal and price and other consideration received;

(d) cumulative balance and number of securities held after each transaction;

(e) mode of acquisition of securities;

(f) mode of holding – physical or in dematerialized form; and

(g) whether securities have been pledged or any encumbrance has been created on the securities.

Rule 18. Return containing the particulars of directors and the key managerial personnel.—A return containing the particulars of appointment of director or key managerial personnel and changes therein, shall be filed with the Registrar in Form DIR-12 along with such fee as may be provided in the Companies (Registration Offices and Fees) Rules, 2014 within thirty days of such appointment or change, as the case may be.

 

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