(1) Every person 2 [other than a director retiring by rotation or otherwise or a person] who has left at the office of the company a notice under section 257 signifying his candidature for the office of a director) proposed as a candidate for the office of a director shall sign, and file with the company, his consent in writing to act as a director, if appointed.1. Subs. by Act 65 of 1960, sec. 89, for section 264 (w.e.f. 28-12-1960).
3 [(2) A person other than-
(a) a director re-appointed after retirement by rotation or immediately on the expiry of his term of office, or(3) This section shall not apply to a private company unless it is a subsidiary of a public company.]
(b) an additional or alternate director, or a person filling a casual vacancy in the office of a director under section 262, appointed as a director or re-appointed as an additional or alternate director, immediately on the expiry of his term of office, or
(c) a person named as a director of the company under its articles as first registered,
shall not act as a director of the company unless he has within thirty days of his appointment signed and filed with the Registrar his consent in writing to act as such director.]
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