Section 253 – The Companies Act,1956

The Companies Act, 1956

253. Only individuals to be directors.

No body corporate, association or firm shall be appointed director of a 1[***] company, and only an individual shall be so appointed:

2[Provided that no company shall appoint or re-appoint any individual as director of the company unless he has been allotted a Director Identification Number under section 266B.]


1. The words “public or private” omitted by Act 65 of 1960, sec. 82 (w.e.f. 28-12-1960).

2. Ins. by Act 23 of 2006, sec. 2 (w.e.f. 1-11-2006).

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