is it neccecary for a director of a company to be a shareholder???
Ajay Mishra (Company Secretary) 06 April 2009
It is not necessary for a director to become a shareholder of the company.
Gargi Ranade (CS) 06 April 2009
Please correct me if I am wrong !
As per my knowledge it is not required that director of the company must be a shareholder of the Comapny ,technically it is correct as director is representative of shareholder but he need not required to hold any shares if Article is silent about Qualification shares ,
I have incorporated two Companies but both the time directors were not the shareholder of the Comapny ,Comapny in which I am working ,not singal Director posses any share
Ankur Garg (Company Secretary and Compliance Officer) 06 April 2009
Dear Ajay & Gargi,
You guys are absolutely right. To add further i would say if articles of a company requires a director to hold shares then it would be redundent as desired by section-9. There is nothing in the act which require a director to hold shares in the company.
Section-9 of the act says that anything in the Memorandum or Articles beyond the Companies Act, 1956 will be Void.
But at the same time provision for qualification share through Articles is very much valid because it is specifically allowed by section-270 and not in contradiction with companies act in any way.
Ankur Garg (Company Secretary and Compliance Officer) 07 April 2009
What we all are saying is that generally it is not necessary for a dir to hold shares of a company. But if Articles of a Co. asked for qualification share u/s 270 then it is necessary for a dir to hold Q.S. u/s 270 failing which he will have to vacate his office u/s 283(1)(a).
HARDIK (COMPANY SECRETARY NCFM (Corporate Governance )) 10 April 2009
I agree with the answer of Ankur that if articles provied then director have to take qualification shares otherwise not.